Month: December 2016

Bird news: dark-eyed juncos, American robins, and common grackles

The dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis)¬†are back. The first juncos of the winter came to the feeders on December 12 as a light snow moved south from upstate New York. It’s good to see those roly-poly sparrows with the stick legs once again. Juncos come… Continue Reading “Bird news: dark-eyed juncos, American robins, and common grackles”

Butternut squash bounty; also pumpkins

Bugle butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata). In the spring of 2016, I planted Bugle butternut squash seeds from John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds.¬†Above is an October 16 photo of the squash patch, which covered the mulched area near the front fence where the old maple… Continue Reading “Butternut squash bounty; also pumpkins”

Weed report 2016

Weed report for 2016. Lovely photo above of crocus blooming on March 11, when you would think that the garden is weed-free, at least visibly so, but just look in the upper righthand corner. Creeping Charlie. In March. At least it isn’t growing. This… Continue Reading “Weed report 2016”