Along with the cooler weather, changing leaves and just about anything made with pumpkins, the best thing about the month of October is Halloween. As a child, this was my favorite day of the year and still is. Of course, there was the dressing up in your costume and the Halloween parties to go to, […]
Home & Living
This category contains posts that are related to activities and events around where I live. I write about gardening, holidays, food, hiking and the nature that surrounds me.
Power outages here are nothing new, but it sure puts a damper on your daily routine. We had gone to bed knowing that the wind was going to pick up sometime during the early morning hours. We are always prepared for these times, so there really wasn’t anything to do. There is plenty of wood […]
Now that the cooler weather is almost here, you’re probably wondering when you should start thinking about bringing your hummingbird feeders inside. Here in Maine, we have had a couple of nights that have gone into the 40s, but the weather has jumped back into being on the warmer side. When the temperature had gone […]
Last year, I planted nasturtium (Tropaeolum), in the garden and they took off really nicely. These plants produce beautiful red, yellow or orange blooms. They quickly fill your garden beds, planters and hanging baskets with edible, bright and colorful flowers. Nasturtium grows as an annual, but you can still enjoy them year after year. Nasturtiums […]
I planted lavender two years ago and it has taken off rather nicely. This was quite a risky endeavor, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone here in Western Maine is 3b and most species of lavender are hardy from zones 5 through 9. Lavender is a perennial herb that grows well in […]
Eastern Tent Caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum), Live Communally In Silken Tents Designed To Keep Them Warm In Cooler Weather. The Broad Side Of The Tent Faces The Sun And The Caterpillars Will Add Silk As Needed. Slugs (Gastropoda), Are Very Damaging Pests In Gardens And Can Be Found In Moist And Humid Climates, Particularly During A […]