Skunk Cabbage Arrive

Skunk Cabbage Arrive

Warmest day of the year so far and we spotted the first skunk cabbage of the season. It’s also the 47th anniversary of meeting the love of my life and our grandson is seventeen today. Life is amazing.

Work Crew

Work Crew

We moved some firewood, searched for antlers, marveled at how much things have changed. What a time to be alive.

Petunias From Seed

Petunias From Seed

This is the first full grow season with our new greenhouse. Decided to try something we’ve never done before: start our hanging petunia baskets from seed. I learned they germinate from light on the surface rather than buried. Today they sprouted! Excited to see how they do. Anyone with petunia experiences they’d care to share?

New Chopping Block

New Chopping Block

After more than twenty years, my old cedar chopping blocks have all disintegrated. One of our neighbors had a few so he gave me one. Works great! This is what passes for exciting news on The Orchard Compound these days.

Forest Cathedral

Forest Cathedral

Our woods are usually quiet. Except for the frogs and coyotes and occasional bugling elk, it’s really quiet. But when it snows the forest becomes a very special place.