When Diane and I were dating, she relates how I used to take her out to exotic restaurants where vintage wines, fine foods and luxurious service were always the best…Nowadays, she comments, she is chained to a stove. Well such is the fate of women, but down deep I know that she is much happier […]
Diane threw up her hands in dismay and said, “Good gosh oh’ mighty, get that stuff out of my kitchen.” Humph! “Diane has no appreciation for the finer garden treats,” I mumbled to myself as I gathered up the yard long horseradish roots, food processor and jars.
Borage, Borago Officianlis, is another one of the oldest known cultivated plants in the western world. The Romans used the young leaves and flowers as an elixir of youth, or certainly a spring tonic. Borage contains a wealth of potassium, calcium, and, as believed, vitamin B-12. The vitamin no doubt may be the cause of […]
We have been leaving our fluorescent kitchen window light on at night to attract the Miller Moth, which in its larval state eats our starter garden plants. The light attracts the moths, which in turn attract our bats. Bats consider moths tasty tidbits. There are other options too. Read on.
The Spring Rush is on, and while I am tending some deer pruned blueberries I can watch the courting rituals of the Bluebirds. “Diane, look!” I said one recent morning from our coffee corner of the kitchen, “Bluebirds!” Mr. Bluebird was on a fence post nearby the bird feeders (which is unusual). He was hopping […]
I was watching a TV advertisement about this lady who hated dandelions in her yard and had it sprayed with chemicals of the worst toxic residue so her children would not have to suffer the embarrassment of playing in such “weeds”. This is reflective of how the chemical industry has brainwashed the common good person […]