Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Bouncing Baby Butternut!

Actually it is quite tranquil hanging around on the squash trellis. This is our one and only butternut squash so far to set fruit, and we love the little guy all the more. The squash borers have caused issues with … Continue reading

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Houdini and the Backyard Bullies

I was going to change topics for this post, but while picking some of the last of the raspberries today I came across Houdini here – a Red Admiral butterfly caught under the netting. The netting does not go to … Continue reading

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Got Milkweed? It Gives Me the Butterflies…

I remember the song “Love is Like a Butterfly” by Dolly Parton, so when I see one that song sometimes comes to mind. We’ve seen at least four different butterflies that we could identify in  our yard, but I only … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest 2011

It was such an odd spring that I wasn’t sure how the garlic would do this year. I peeked a week ago to see how a few were doing, and decided to let them go another week. Yesterday I saw … Continue reading

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Ellie’s Crop Report: July 20, 2011

Ellie is happy to announce that we are mere ounces away from 20 lbs of produce grown so far this season. In addition to watching our activities in the garden, Ellie has been further entertained by watching me perfect my … Continue reading

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Dreaded Squash Borer: Argggh!

I switched out the old picture for this updated one of our squash trellis. We had a nasty surprise on this one this past weekend -shown by the less leafy left side of the trellis. A section of a beautiful … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi: How Do I Love Thee?

Early this spring, when the irises were blooming in the yard, I had a yen to write a haiku poem. Well, now with Minnesota participating in the nation-wide summer heat wave, it’s time to write a passionate sonnet for a … Continue reading

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