Into the Nest : This book has been officially approved by the neighbor kids. Earlier this summer, a mama Mourning .dove made a nest on a branch just outside their dining room window. Low and behold! Not one, but two eggs were laid. Chicks arrived and...

Michael Pollan's fascinating book Botany of Desire has been made into a compelling documentary, scheduled for Prime Time, on PBS, October 28th. It will air at 8pm in the Boise area. Of course, check your local TV listings for the correct time where you live....

No wonder I am tired of gardening. But wait! I'm making a comeback, maybe today and tomorrow only, but a two day respite is better than no respite. Along with my sound advice channeled via KD Lang, don't smoke in bed, let me add, don't...

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There's a new one for sale about...

Not to be left out of the big doin's, here's my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all the lovelies right now. Heck,...

Dear Carol and Dee, Once again, I am amazed: WEEK 18??? What the heck? July 5th? Where do the days go? Days, where do the weeks go? Not a great deal to report from Ranch du Bois. Rasberries still producing in spite of high 80's/90/s heat. I...

Your poor ears and eyes have been bombarded forever now with the admonishment/encouragement/plea to think, eat and buy local. I know that, so here are a couple of handy little tips and reference points to help you along in your never ending quest to...

Reader, let me be the first to apologize for leaving you turning in the wind, without ballast, these last few weeks. I know, I KNOW! It's prime gardening season and I have been MIA. Sorry. So sorry. We all get busy busy this time of...