Milkweed – Unidentified Leafy Plant

I have something growing in my gardens…and I don’t know what it is! I cut a few that were coming up in my new sweet pea bed, but I’m letting the rest go until I figure out

what they are if they flower and if I want to keep them.

If you can help with […]

White Weed or White Wildflower

The gardening adage that a weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place is really true in our yard. This white flower has spread into a large patch a few feet wide and deep. I’m sure it’s just a weed, but it’s kind of pretty. Please let me know what it is!

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly on the Lilacs

I had a pleasant surprise as I wandered around the gardens — swallowtail butterflies checking out the lilacs! The yellow swallowtail had no interest in sitting still long enough for a picture, but the spicebush swallowtails were a bit more patient. One older fella (and I guess age is relative), landed above my head, but […]

Lilacs – Varieties

I can’t name the varieties of lilacs we have, but it appears we have at least 3 distinctive types. If you know your lilacs, get in touch and come out to the farm. Maybe you can help me put a name to the faces!! (click the below images for closeups)

white lilac

Our First Little Tractor

our john deere

You wouldn’t think buying a garden tractor would be the cause of angst, but when I’m involved…every angle must be considered. Is John Deere the one for me?

I spent two months perusing Craig’s List and tractor forums to find either a used tractor or to get feedback on which […]