Diane Lockspeiser

SUNFLOWER SEED DOMINOES — October 2020

SUNFLOWER SEED DOMINOES — October 2020

I knew the sunflower seeds were ripe when the bluejays arrived. And all summer I had heard many gardeners complain about chipmunks.

THE BIGGEST PEST OF ALL — September 2020

Diane experiments with various traps in search of a deterrent to keep pests at bay in her gardent.

A BIGGER PEST EMERGES — August 2020

While weeding Diane was bitten buy a yellow jacket. She tells us all about a trap she concocted.

PEST PEEVES — July 2020

   One day I saw a good idea online. Well, I thought it was a good idea. It was to make a band around the crown of a hat using fly paper. It looked nice and might even catch some pesky gnats.

CANNIBAL CHICKS — May 2020

CANNIBAL CHICKS — May 2020

Diane expounds on the “pecking order” and “cannibal chickens”

OLD BIDDIES – March 2020

OLD BIDDIES - March 2020

When I first decided to use my own laying hens, I thought that I would “process” the older ones at around 17 months, as I’m told is done on most farms…..I don’t really know how edible they are because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.