Thursday, July 17, 2008

Deer in the Backyard

Two Bucks with horns were eating apples right off the tree this morning at 6 am. They hear everything! Every time I tried to move around to get a better shot from the house, they'd stop and stare. Then they slowly wandered over to another tree. Then meandered back around the pond and slowly into the woods. Not even really flicking their tails... just mosied along. Probably two brothers, since they looked to be the same size and age.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old Apple Tree

Can't believe that the top is still green and producing apples!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Vegetable Garden

I got mixed up over squash and zucchini... The first vegetables are definitely zucchini.

Black Eyed Susans - First Day July 15

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Self Watering Container

We read about this kind of self watering container but it didn't work out as well as we wanted.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blossoms of Squash and Peppers

The Vegetable Garden of Delight!

Mountains of Pumpkins, Butternut Squash,
Acorn Squash and Summer Squash.

Bee on a Butternut Squash flower.

The Birdhouse Gourds have grown up and overtop of the trellis. I can't believe what a difference great compost can make to a garden!
A peek at the green house door in the background with green beans, cucumbers and asperagus ferns in the foreground -- click on image to see the big photo!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Baby Pine Cones forming on a Spruce

A couple of years ago we planted a whole bunch of pine trees. * I say we in the royal sense... actually I didn't even touch the shovel!!

But the result is several rows of pines that are taller than me. At first when I saw this, I thought it was a weird deformity -- probably because I never saw it up so close before. But I think it's the baby pine cones just beginning to form on one of the spruce trees.