Have You Done Your Beautiful Deed?

To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone.1 I’m propelling myself out of bed on a Tuesday morning and I’m of two minds: Congratulations! says one. Go the hell back to sleep says the other. After enough inoculation, I’ve become pretty good at ignoring the latter. Don’t get …

Fruits of our Labor 2: Beyond Thunderdome

As I droned through my office job the past two days, my wife and mother-in-law decided to don their Bob Villa beards and get their hands dirty. The result? I’m thinking of attaching tiny weapons to the mesh walls so if the critters do get in there, they can entertain us. “Two gardeners enter, no squirrel leaves.” (If you’ve never …

Fruits of our Labor Lost

Well, that was tragic. Overnight, one berry totally gone and the other left with teeth marks. I hope this isn’t some sort of metaphorical omen about my marriage. Or maybe it’s somewhat literal… At some point, a giant squirrel will eat me and just take a nibble out of my wife. Any tips on garden defense? A moat and a …