Month: July 2015

Almond Wheat Bread

Almond Wheat Bread

If you told me 10 years ago that I would be living in Wisconsin, I probably would’ve thought you were crazy. But now that we live here, I seriously couldn’t see our family living anywhere else right now. I’m a big believer in things happen for a reason and realize […]

the goldfinch and the spider web

the goldfinch and the spider web

WHAT’S THAT BIRD DOING? This time it was a female goldfinch who elicited the question. She seemed to be pecking at the windowsill (above), but it wasn’t the sill, exactly, that caught her attention. It was a big spider web attached to it. But why? American goldfinches breed later in […]

july garden chores

july garden chores

THERE IS PAYOFF–new potatoes, a tomato finally, and then garlic harvest as the month winds down. There are also problems to be managed (hello, Japanese beetles), plus more plans to be put into place, to get from here to fall without getting engulfed, and overwhelmed. That’s July in the garden […]