The Garden


You cannot convince me by any means that honeybees are frightening, dangerous insects, nor that they are inferior in any way to any other creature.

This little lady on my pumpkin blossom was so covered in pollen that she was pausing in this photo to wash her face like a cat. Like a cat. She was very agile, very deliberate, and very determined. She left a little trail of pollen behind as she scrubbed it off herself. When she had lightened her load a little, she flew to another blossom. It was the most amazing thing to see.

I love bees.



I’ve been intending to write a garden post for a very, very long time.

Our garden is about 3000 square feet. It’s almost twice as big as our unfinished house. This year we had raspberries, blueberries, strawberries; potatoes of a rainbow of colours; spinach, dino kale, Russian kale, collards, buttercrunch lettuce, Simpson black seeded lettuce; two types of heirloom tomatoes; beets; spaghetti squash, pumpkins, and some sort of volunteer squash… And other stuff.

wheatThis is our pumpkin patch and our wheat. We have since harvest the wheat and the pumpkin vines have spread even more.

pumpkinOne of our pumpkins: a Williams naked seeded pumpkin.

googoostrawberryGooGoo likes to snitch strawberries.

sunflowerMy rosemary, being overtaken by Great Northern Beans and a sunflower

googoodillGooGoo and the Dill


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7 thoughts on “The Garden

  1. Your garden is gorgeous!


  2. gaietygirl

    So jealous of your garden – I’d love to be able to grow my own veg!


  3. Your garden is so beautiful, and I love bees too! Here in Europe there’s a big campaign on to ban certain pesticides which are believed to kill bees that I’m involved with a bit through Greenpeace: I think you can sign the petition there from the USA, and there’s a USA-specific information page about these kinds of pesticides:


  4. vegannomnoms

    Ooo, I’m jealous of your garden, one day I will have enough space to grow pumpkins and squash, etc.! Love the name of your blog, by the way…I am also too cheap for pinenuts. 😉


  5. Ahhh! That bee is too lovely. Your garden makes me want to step up the gardening game over here!


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