Unfortunately the mower is still not working. Fortunately, the Cinnabar caterpillars are thriving and the property has clouds of darling grey and red Cinnabar butterflies (okay, they might be moths...) and hatching caterpillars everywhere!
Lorinne Anderson: Specializing in sick, injured, orphaned and problem wildlife for over 20 years.
I am fortunate to have beautiful potato plants. I was unfortunate when the deer found them. I was fortunate when covering the plants with a sheet work to keep deer from eating them and also helping hold in some moisture.
It was unfortunate that ants found my potato bed and our water faucet. I am fortunate to have found, here on permies, that ants don't like coffee grounds. I have known about killing them with vinegar for years so I am fortunate that with the aid of coffee grounds and vinegar, I no longer have a problem with ants in the potato bed.
Invasive plants are Earth's way of insisting we notice her medicines.
Everyone learns what works by learning what doesn't work.
Unfortunately, the Juneberry bushes have grown too large to protect them with bird netting,....
Fortunately, the cedar waxwings seemed to be at a planning committee retreat elsewhere in the world this year! :-)
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”― Albert Einstein
Unfortunately my health has been bad, and the weeds, especially prostrate knotweed, are totally amok here. And also unfortunately, the Japanese beetles are up and running.
Fortunately, the beetles are currently on on the knotweed! If I had to pick something to let them eat, it would be that weed. And it's easy to see the beetles on it to pick them off and execute them.
Unfortunately, none of the tomatillo seeds I saved germinated after two tries.
Fortunately, a friend saved some and hers germinated and she gave me babies which seem quite happy in a new raised bed I built (with lots of punky wood at the bottom to hold moisture!)