Bean Teepee

Each year of gardening brings new thoughts and perspective on how to improve production and efficiency for the following year. After realizing that things aren’t planted in a good location, I start scouting a better position for the next season. If I start to notice that there are ample amounts of bugs causing damage to…

Happy Hummingbirds

One of my most favorite things about my back porch is the Mimosa tree that sits right off its corner. It’s so lovely all year around. In the Spring, it produces bright pink flower tufts, much like the Truffulas found in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. In the Summer it hangs heavy with pods similar to…

Raising Baby Chickens

For years, I have wanted to have my own backyard flock of chickens. I even petitioned my old neighborhood’s HOA rules which forbid livestock or poultry of any sort. (True story!) I was dismissed by the board members, as their mental image of a chicken coop looked something like an old decrepit shack with ripped…