Diane Lockspeiser

GARDEN NEWS – October 2022

   Speaking of gigantic, the one watermelon that developed from the one plant I had managed to grow, starting inside under lights in April, grew to be 26 pounds! I was unsure and very nervous about when to harvest it. It took some critter raiding our corn for me to realize how upset I’d be if something ate into that one watermelon before I had a chance to taste it.

BACK AND FORTH – March 2022

BACK AND FORTH - March 2022

Diane describes how difficult it is to live on a hill when there is so much snow and freezing rain.

BUGS AND WEEDS – September 2021

BUGS AND WEEDS - September 2021

Diane tells us how she deals with bugs and weeds.

THE FOX – A FABLE BASED ON REAL EVENTS – July 2021

THE FOX - A FABLE BASED ON REAL EVENTS - July 2021

It became difficult for all of the wild creatures to find food, and so the fox travelled to new places to search for dinner.

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.