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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.

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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.

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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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