Squash War 2016

The battle with the squash bugs has been brutal. And constant. I wrote about that already this year, and the measures I have taken. For example: BROKEN ARROW! For summer squash, I got some yellow squash early in the season, but I have yet to get any zucchini. We love zucchini – roasted, grilled, sautéed, made… Read More Squash War 2016

Cucumber Reboot

I am ALWAYS learning something new, particularly when I make mistakes. I have not been a great cucumber shepherd and whisperer, and it is high time I give this wonderful vegetable it the love and attention it deserves. A Hot Mess That’s what my cucumbers have been, both last year and this year. I always start… Read More Cucumber Reboot

Broken Arrow!

We Were Soldiers is one of my favorite Mel Gibson movies. He plays Lt Colonel Hal Moore who fought an epic battle in the Ia Drang Valley during the Vietnam War. At one point, the enemy presses them on all sides and is about to over run them. Moore sees it all, stops and shouts “Broken… Read More Broken Arrow!


This is my first year growing melons, and I am very excited at the growth I am seeing. I am not without trepidation, though. It is like watching your favorite team winning, but the score is too close and they could still lose! I am excited, but what could go wrong?! Trellising My strategy going into… Read More Melons