Life is hard. Scratch that. It isn’t just hard, it’s really downright shitty sometimes. BeBe died. Just like that, her burgeoning little life is over, despite our best efforts and intentions. I thought she was doing well, actually, the way she was eating, preening and flapping her wings. But now, looking back over the too-few days…
BeBe the Baby Barn Swallow
"This is BeBe. She’s a baby barn swallow and my new little love, at least for a while anyway. I found her on the road down by our lower field on Tuesday afternoon, huddled miserably on the boiling hot asphalt."
Keep Cucumbers Fresh and Firm
Soft, shriveled cucumbers don’t make for good eating; learn how to store them to keep cucumbers fresh and delicious for up to a week
Bright Flowers, Waning Days
"With the coming of this month I feel that summer is officially on the wane. I always find these last days and weeks unexpectedly dreamlike when I remember them in the winter. As if none of it could have been real. The colors are too bright, the air too warm, the birdsong and the drone of insects all too melodic."
Time to Prune Chives for New Growth
One of the easiest herbs to grow, pruning chives after flowering will encourage new growth