The Hands-On Harvest

In our garden, the pumpkins are being harvested. We had about ten or so small pumpkins and a couple of larger ones. The smaller size is ideal for our family. The tomatoes are coming along well too. I have grown some of the best tomatoes I've ever grown this year. A combination I think of … Continue reading The Hands-On Harvest

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence

January Update 2019

A bright, shiny, new Year. So much has occurred. So much continues to occur. Somewhere in the middle of the month we crossed over into our first year of living here in Tillellan. Firstly, in the garden. I have concentrated on mulching the garden beds quite thickly with the meadow hay we managed to procure … Continue reading January Update 2019

Early Summer

  The early morning is when the garden is at it's most alive. Bullfrog is calling of course. Especially if there is a light rain shower in theĀ  hours before sunrise. There are golden bees, floured with bright golden pollen, crawling through the brilliant yellow pumpkin flowers. The chilacayote vine is rambling all over the … Continue reading Early Summer

Bullfrog’s Choral Choir

The big Bullfrog is calling away happily through all of the day and all of the night. He puffs up his throat and croaks and croons. He is happy in the greywater filter pond where he has taken up simply floating around the ponds surface and basking in the sun. At odd times a female … Continue reading Bullfrog’s Choral Choir