We Know How To Run A Scarecrow Factory

Ok, so it wasn’t a little rain. The folks running Pioneer Day in Elk Grove Village could boast they had a lot of rain. This is not something that you want to boast about. An outdoor event that can boast ‘rain’ can generally add ‘nobody came’.

The portion of said event that has a . . . → Read More: We Know How To Run A Scarecrow Factory

Autumn Abundance And Scarecrows

How can it be that today is September 20th? Summer has come, and summer has gone.

Already, my garden screams AUTUMN. The garden has an overall appearance of being less tended at this point. That’s because it is. That’s because I like it that way in the fall. There are spent blooms with seeds . . . → Read More: Autumn Abundance And Scarecrows

Pretty In Pink On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Pink. Today I am doing pink. More like PINK than pink. On the 15th of each month, bloggers post on what’s blooming in their garden. I want to fully comply, but I’m just going to have to stick with one category, or this blog will go on for days. So pink it is.

Our honeysuckle . . . → Read More: Pretty In Pink On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Protecting Your Fish From Predators

Big fish, little fish, same problem. Big pond, little pond, same problem. Big or small, something always wants to eat the fish in your pond.

Your pond could be big enough to be fed by a waterfall like Richard and Peggy Judd’s…

Your pond could be as little as this one, also at the . . . → Read More: Protecting Your Fish From Predators

Build A Scarecrow With The Elk Grove Garden Club

I know how to have some good old fashioned fun. Take one huge pile of old clothes, some bales of hay, and a bunch of kids. What do you get? A big mess that you wouldn’t want to have at home, so we have it at the farm. Better yet, the mess is transformed into . . . → Read More: Build A Scarecrow With The Elk Grove Garden Club

Who Are These Kayakers And Why Aren’t YOU At Busse Woods Today?

Summer is quickly coming to an end. Have you done what you wanted to do this summer? I think Yuriy Ardashnikov and Daniel Sikora have. Mike and I were out of the garden today and I talked to Yuriy and Daniel at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village. (Note how seamlessly I tied this back . . . → Read More: Who Are These Kayakers And Why Aren’t YOU At Busse Woods Today?