Author Archive | Ron

First Fruit in the PawPaw Patch

The two PawPaw trees finally have fruit on them! This is reportedly the first year they’ve had fruit, even though the two trees are 6 years old. All I did was clear away some weeds in early spring and add some plant-tone and mulch. And here is the beautiful leafy tree, looking very tropical with […]

Get out of their way

“Growing in containers is really very easy, if we allow it to be. Our plants are already programmed to become perfect genetic specimens, if only we can learn how to get out of their way by understanding what is limiting them and removing those limitations to the greatest degree to which we’re capable.” – Tapla […]

Sauerkraut

Here’s a batch of fresh, ripe Sauerkraut, ready for the fridge. The basic recipe requires only local organic cabbage, sea salt, and optionally a small amount of organic whey to give it a kick-start.

Building a Pond

Here’s a little photo narrative of a lined pond I’m building now. I will add some explanation as I have time.

Suet Feeder Shenanigans

It seems that spring brings out all kinds of characters …. Today is the first time I’ve seen a Pileated Woodpecker this close to the house, although I’ve heard him in the nearby woods. This Red Bellied Woodpecker fends off a challenge from a larger Blue Jay, while a Brown Thrasher looks on. Here’s proof […]

Spring Flowers Awakening

The bright daffodils have always meant spring to me, but this morning I saw them in a whole new light, thanks to something I read. Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of […]

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