The Charming Garden

There are many efficient and simple gardens out there and they are all lovely.  I thrive on color and texture and I love a little whimsical touch. We spend much of our time outdoors if it is nice out so we treat the yard as if it were an extension of the house.  Two comfy…

Life with Squirrels

  We have never been known to have underfed animals, and that goes for wildlife too.  Where most folks purchase squirrel proof feeders and shoo them away, we set out welcome signs.  We have a long history with squirrels. It started with me as a child and teenager at the park feeding them and talking…

How to Predict the Weather

The weather reports are generally so off here that the weather announcer actually brags when they get it right!  I’m not kidding.  The snow from yesterday still wasn’t in the forecast as it was gently making its way down from the clear blue sky.  I used to think that the saying, “If you don’t like…

Wildlife Lover

Living with wildlife is part of the beauty of the lifestyle we have chosen.  Others may call them pests, but we call them animals.  The picture I snapped from this side of the window last night at dusk was of a young deer eating the rest of the birdseed.  Naughty?  Yes, but Santa had already…