Monthly Archives: April 2016

We have a couple dozen chickens who wreak havoc on our landscaping. Unfortunately, it is not just the self-inflicted critter damage that we have to deal with. We have a local herd of deer who find our yard a tasty buffet. Rabbits leave their marks as well but rarely do permanent damage to my shrubs […]

This spring brought an unpleasant surprise. After some truly beautiful (and unseasonable) weather, we were hit with some devastating cold that traumatized the delicate new growth. Flowers were already in full display and fruit trees were covered in pure potential. Leaves had started to unfurl and buds were ready to burst. That is, until the […]