Archive for June 10th, 2013

I have grown fennel for several years, but have never eaten any. I always leave it in the garden way past it’s prime for the butterflies. It is a host plant for the Eastern Black Swallowtail. Here are the stages I’ve seen in the last few days.





Unfortunately, another visitor has been the red wasps who seem to like the caterpillars 😦

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I am getting lemon cucs, but not a ton of them yet. I ended up going to the farmers market and buying 7 lbs of cucs. I made 3 quarts of dill pickles and 6 pints of my favorite sweet and salty pickles. The later is my own accidental recipe.

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This one should be a little easier to spot than the last one, but pretty cool just the same.


We were sitting in the adirondacks again, man do I look lazy lately 🙂 I got up to show my friend how pretty the sage flowers are and when I sat back down, I had this little guy on my toe. I thought it was a dry blade of grass until I saw him moving.

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