In the Garden July

By P.C. Zick @PCZick It’s beginning to look a lot like summer and the living is not quite as easy as you might think! Despite our lack of rain, the garden is still doing its thing. We’re watering about twice a week and hoping for the best. Here’s a glimpse for today, July 7.Who’s thatContinue reading “In the Garden July”

Don’t Try this at Home

Subtitle: I must be nuts. It began as a cloudy rainy Saturday. The crisper overflowed with vegetables we couldn’t possibly eat this weekend. And another kit of home brew (American pale ale) awaited brewing. For a few sane moments, I thought about breaking the tasks into a two-day event. But it was the Siamese loveContinue reading “Don’t Try this at Home”

Update on the Ducks

Today when I went for the mail, I noticed the female mallard still sitting on her nest, but a pit bull came into the yard (not sure from where) and disturbed the nesting mother. She came out of the nest and began her quacking and marching around the nest area. She seemed to have itContinue reading “Update on the Ducks”

An Almost All Homegrown Dinner!

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick Last night we managed to eat a meal, mostly provided by our garden, with a table graced with flowers from plants and herbs gone to seed, along with a very few wild irises growing at the edge of the woods in our backyard.The tall purple flowers are radishes; the longContinue reading “An Almost All Homegrown Dinner!”

The Real Mallards of Raccoon Township

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick My own backyard as the setting of the next biggest reality show to hit the airwaves since Love in the Wild, I imagined. Since there’s a reality show for everything and anything, why not follow the antics of those wild and crazy mallards wandering in our yard and garden inContinue reading “The Real Mallards of Raccoon Township”