Early summer update

Last year’s hard work and interring of leaves and other bio-material has really helped this year’s garden spring up. This is my first year with spinach and lettuce actually growing […]

I can see the signs of slugs — little nibbles taken out of my sprouting plants. On further investigation, I’ve found many juvenile slugs leisurely abiding in the bottom of […]

Another rainstorm sweeps through

The City of Frederick dredged a creek on an east-west line through the center of the city. Without this critical drainage point, named Carroll Creek, which is beautiful to walk […]

Inspired DIY wildlife watering station

I’m looking for an alternate word for “station” — inspired by the garden tour yesterday, I decided to find some rocks, pick up this ceramic from an (unfortunately) destroyed artwork, […]

Cherries 'n pancakes

The ground cherry, a week in to its new location, went ahead and started a modest crop of fruit already. That was fast. Whenever family visits, I like to make […]

Bud of jujube is visible against the palm of my hand

At long last, the jujube has finally started to sprout. I was worried it would stay a broomstick forever. Also in the new: two beds. The smaller one on the […]

Three loves of whole wheat bread

Mrs Stardance’s cousin’s family came to visit from overseas. I was excited to treat them to some of my homemade bread. One of the relatives pointed out that slicing the […]

Winter survivors: Cilantro, oregano

The oak leaves and other leaves have formed a protective layer. Just poking around underneath, I can see it’s rich in earthworms. The cilantro and oregano overwintered very nicely. In […]