garden beds

First Summer Squash Blossom | May 9, 2022

I grow squash for their beautiful squash blossoms.

Squash Blossom | May 10, 2022

Snail on the edge of the garden bed | May 13, 2022

8 of 16 Summer garden beds weeded and seedlings planted |  4’x8′  | May 31, 2022

Hybrid Miniature Rose Bush | June 6, 2022

Everything’s coming up roses

Multiple squash blossoms | June 21, 2022

Every squash blossom bears fruit.

Eastern Bluebird eggs | June 20, 2022

There was a flutter of wings coming from the stacked cinder block clothesline anchor this morning as I was pinning clothes up to dry.  The small Eastern Bluebird perched on the electric line in front of me as I admired her porcelain blue eggs.

Planetary Parade: Venus – Mars – Jupiter – Crescent Moon | June 21, 2022

Planetary Alignment

Eastern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Southern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Eastern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Southern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Simply point your device at the sky and the app will show you what object you’re looking at.

Planetary Parade

The elusive planet Mercury shone in the morning sky,
and the brilliant Venus was sitting nearby,
distant Uranus and Neptune, all approaching their oppositions,
were well placed for observation,
as well as the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn,
known by satellite,
even the dim dwarf planet Pluto
offered sky watchers favorable conditions for viewing

I learned a little chant from the girls at day camp, “girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider,” but I say some of these girls are stupid because they threw two bluebird eggs out into the field.

DeSota Man Made Lake | June 24, 2022

DeSota Dam | June 24, 2022

It’s high Friday and I’m full of smiles.

Wildflower Mix: Prairie Coneflowers | June 27, 20223

 Wldflowers are tenacious. My garden beds need the sporadic baptism of rain that is in the forecast for the next 10 days. This fortunate turn of events will allow me to snooze.

Long Meadow Farm LLC | December, 2020

Nothing says farm better than a well built barn.

Long Meadow Farm LLC | June 28, 2o22

Across the road is a horse riding ring. One day I’ll ride a horse until it’s shoes fall off.