Gardening, humor, Outdoors

My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree

“I may be out of my tree, but I thought I’d reason with you,” I addressed the stately oak looming at the edge of my driveway. In the past I expressed relief, wonder, and surprise when addressing nonhumans as the respective examples indicate: “There you are, scissors! Great hiding place, but I found you!”, “Ok, yesterday… Continue reading My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Shrimp Scampi and Mosquitoes

  Our current method of mosquito control, whacking them dead, had failed miserably. Had we been armed with octopus arms clutching sixteen swatters we may have had a chance of grilling our meal without becoming a meal. More welts were raised than chicken barbecued. Standing within a ring of citronella candles and slicked with Cutters abated… Continue reading Shrimp Scampi and Mosquitoes

Cooking, Gardening, Outdoors

The Buzz About Dandelions

As my diversified lawn continued to diversify, (See Post 8 Lawn Zen.) the hearty dandelions, confident in their lawn citizenship status, ranked higher in population than Creeping Charlie. At least that’s what the latest census poll supported. Their popularity is attributed to timing. Timing is everything! Grumpy Bees Dandelions prevent grumpy bees. Dandelions are one… Continue reading The Buzz About Dandelions

Cooking, Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor, Nonsense Chronicles

The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore

Lore, the ancient method of preserving knowledge through oral transfer from generation to generation, has its critics – and I’m one of them. Recently, an alert reader dispelled the popular belief of slothful spuds. Through careful observational research of local tubers, I’ve gathered empirical evidence to support the hypothesis “All taters are not lazy” put… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore

Cooking, Gardening, humor

The Nonsense Chronicles: Spying On Tomatoes

Varying from my practice of refrigerating tomatoes, led to interesting late night observations. While surfing the WEB I read an article that tomatoes should never be stored in the frig. Since the Internet advised it, it HAD to be true! So after shopping one evening, I left the beefsteak, on the vine, cherry, and grape… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: Spying On Tomatoes