We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Queen of Relaxation

Mid-Summer                                                            Waxing Honey Flow Moon Our new pack Kona, Vega, Rigel + Gertie has begun to calm down.  There are fewer tense circling moments, fewer snaps and growls.  Life with dogs has its rhythms, just like life with humans.  Vega, our biggest girl, lays on the window seat, tail thumping, watchful, inviting me to come […]

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The Early Growing Season

Spring ( it even looks like spring today!)                             Waning Bee Hiving Moon This morning or early this afternoon I pull the grass out of the entrance reducers and the bees will be free to navigate from their new home.  Tomorrow I’ll check on the hive to see if the bees have remained focused in the […]

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A Two-Person Garden

Lughnasa                                    Waning Grandchildren Moon Kate and I have shifted our bedtimes and risings to 6:30.  This allows us to get out to work in the garden when it’s still the cool of the day.  This morning Kate continued to restore the original look and feel to the orchard while I finished up the mulch in […]

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Here Comes The Sun

Summer                                       Waning Strawberry Moon After weeding Kate and I took off for lunch–at Benihanas, not nearly as good as our own, much closer, Osaka–and a visit to Lights on Broadway.  A bit of dithering about where the order was, where the paperwork was, who was on third and who was on second I picked up […]

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Planting Done As Planting Moon Wanes

Beltane                                              Waning Planting Moon Almost all of the seeds and transplants have gone in the ground with the exception of succession plantings of beets, lettuce and carrots.  I have butternut squash to plant and that will go in today.  After this point, the key lies in mulch, weed control, water, plant management (pinching, pruning), continuation […]

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Garden Theme for 2010: Consolidation

Imbolc                                       Waxing Wild Moon At this time of year gardeners begin to develop x-ray vision, seeing through the snow, ice and frozen  soil and imaging the greening.  Those of us who rely on memory more than paper try to envision what we’ve got in the ground, sort of the botanical base line.  Perennial flowers and […]

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A Healthy Garden

79  bar steady 29.84  2mph E dew-point 57  Summer, sunny and warm Waxing Gibbous Thunder Moon The garden.  When I refer to the garden in these posts, it is a term of compression.  It would be more accurate to refer to the landscaping, the woods, the perennial gardens in back and those in front and, […]

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Vegetables Amidst the Flowers

70  bar steady 29.82  6mph SE dew-point 54  Summer, cool and sunny Waxing Gibbous Thunder Moon The storm has passed and the air shines, cleared of dust.  Clarity is a July morning after a rain. The lilies open more and more with each passing day.  The squash and cucumbers we planted in the perennial beds […]

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