Grow New Celery from the store-bought bunch

Many vegetables will regrow, if given the chance, and celery is on of the easiest to do this with. I find that, in the garden, if I don't pull out the whole celery plant, but just cut the stalks I need, more stalks with grow.  Guess what, you can do the same exact thing in  [...]

Simple Hummingbird food is the best

For any bird watcher, backyard gardener, and nature lover, hummingbirds are one of the coolest birds in North America (as well as many species in other parts of the world)., and one of the easiest to feed.  Making a simple syrup is cheap and simple.  Feeding hummingbirds provides a reliable food source for them.  this [...]

setting uop a new garden

Fox Pines New Garden gets started

We spent last weekend moving our garden to a location a bit closer to the house, in a location with more sun.  I wanted to get the perennial plants - rhubarb, asparagus, small blueberry bushes - in the new location early enough this year to get them established before a North Country Winter.  I hadn't [...]

Old Fashioned Rhubarb makes great Rhubarb Roll Ups

Rhubarb is one of those "old time" vegetables.  My family ALWAYS had rhubarb growing, and I took some roots from the farm when I left, and still have it growing in my garden today.  Many people, though, have never eaten the tart plant. It is probably best known in pies and crumbles, although it can [...]

Homemade Oatmeal Applesauce bread that’s good for you

I'm sharing another of my beloved bread recipes today.  This can actually be considered good for you, with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, and (homemade) applesauce, and cinnamon; all of which have health benefits. It keeps well for a few days when wrapped up well, if the loaf lasts that long. It's a bit [...]

Protecting Insects, they are so beneficial

This beautiful Luna moth visited me for a couple nights in a row.  A fairly large moth, Luna's will produce 2 generations per year in my area.  The adults emerge from their larva cocoons solely to mate, and only live about a week.   A pity, given how beautiful they are. There are many insects that [...]

Hugging Every Day Helps Keep You Healthy!

We all like a hug from a loved one.  It makes us feel good, and safe, and protected.  A hug is a way of showing affection. Some people are just "huggy" people - they will greet strangers with a hug hello or good bye.  I know not all people are like this, and many don't [...]