Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
When Hubby came home from work today, he picked up a caterpillar sauntering across the walkway. It's colors were awesome - bright green with black and orange stripes. He brought it in and punched holes in the top of a jar so the kids could look at it.
We had to do some Internet research, but discovered that this is the caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly. I couldn't figure out what it was eating in our yard until I came across something that said these caterpillars enjoy parsley.
Out to the herb garden I went to cut some parsley for our new house guest. I was quite surprised to find this.
I just hope my parsley plant holds out! I'm not sure how my one little parsley plant, which didn't get very big this year, will feed all those caterpillars. And I guess this means I won't be getting any for our kitchen this year ... sigh. Oh well, I guess I'm willing to share in in exchange for a great lesson!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
My dehydrator is just a run of the mill, cheap Magic Chef. All is has is an on/off button, no temperature setting. I may start dehydrating a lot of our garden veggies and herbs, so next summer I may invest in a better dehydrator. But I think this will work great this year!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
This is Goldilocks, one of our three Crested Polish (a.k.a. Tophatters) hens. She is a Golden-laced Polish. We also have a silver-laced and buff-laced Polish. You can see behind her the dirt that got washed up against the back of the coop during the flood.