Diane Lockspeiser

SPRING CLEANING – JUNE 2021

By Diane Lockspeiser It was wet and chilly on Mothers’ Day, but when the sun came out for a while here I went up the hill to work on the main garden. The early seedlings that I had planted were doing well despite frosts: peas, carrots, bok choy, kale, and mizuna (a mild type of…

HOW COOL! —— May 2021

   As I mentioned last month, when the garden beds were still covered in snow and I needed to start cleaning up the chicken coop, I piled the soiled wood chips next to the coop. What I hadn’t mentioned was that I had piled it on top of snow.

MY CHEMISTRY LAB — April 2021

Diane discusses soil testing

OH, DEER — MARCH 2021

OH, DEER -- MARCH 2021

   The other change was that the deer prints started going right up to our bedroom window, where the lower branches of a large arborvitae were soon eaten away. We have never before seen any sign of deer coming anywhere near the house, so I figured it must be slim pickings for food out there this year.

WINTER OLYMPICS – February 2021

WINTER OLYMPICS  - February 2021

Diane has figured out how to sweep her hill.

HOE, HOE, HOE! December 2020

HOE, HOE, HOE! December 2020

    Small gardens are easy to maintain, especially for a younger, more agile person. Very large gardens are quite another story, and aging adds on a whole new dimension of aches and limitations