why dog owners should care a whole awful lot about Earth Day, EVERYDAY

So, to start, Happy Earth Day to Everyone! My dogs and I have been out in the garden off an on all morning, gardening, seeding, weeding, pruning, and transplanting. We plant tress every Earth Day on our property, this year we added five more quaking aspens, a luscious pear, and a Mt. Royal plum. Our DANDELIONS are coming up…

sky smoke and water

Well for some reason my dogs and I woke up earlier than usual, la madrugada (the wee hours of the morning before dawn). It could be that our neighbors little chicks are turning out to NOT be hens, but rather roosters. I actually don’t mind waking up and hearing roosters, or song birds, I really…

ode to borage & dogs

So this week is perfect, just perfect. Late night rain, cool early mornings, happy garden, and super happy dogs. The sun is making things quite hot during the middle of the day, but our work is almost always finished by the time I sit down to write. ‘Dirt under your finger nails season’ might be…

lavender & dogs

It was an early morning in the gardens, and too pretty of a moment to not stop and take some photos. I have plants in various stages of everything, this is my favorite time. Even when a plant is done blooming, there is still so much beauty there, like my red Oriental Poppy. I might like this…

growing your own green ‘manure’

Well it isn’t hard to get up early when you know there is a garden waiting for you. I swear, every summer morning, I never get over WANTING to get up and be outside working in the dirt. Inspiring, for sure, but it just feels like me, what I should be doing, and where I…

DOGgone Garden!

My oh my. Mother Nature has been good to us so far this gardening season. After a gorgeous long sun day, we had a gentle rain start right at bed time. It was so perfect, so soft, and just the right way to end the day. Our rain barrels were filled this morning, and all…

nothing better than a sexy morning garden!

Well it is June in Montana. This might be my favorite gardening month of all. I’m not sure if that is saying something of not, we only have three months that are truly gardening months, the rest is just moving snow around, or covering what is still growing so the snow doesn’t cover it. But…

the Dandelion, weed or super hero?

In Montana, gardening season is not long if you think in terms of ‘months’, but it is long if you think in terms of ‘day light hours’. From the time the snow melts, the sun gets a bit higher, and the ground softens, you can pretty much find me outside, in the dirt, and loving…

flower super models!

I had a bunch of garden chores to do tonight. I guess I shouldn’t call them chores unless ‘chores’ means favorite thing to do out of the whole day. Spending time in my garden never feels like work, it is my personal playground, ever changing, and touches each one of my senses. Dirt in my…

dog friendly garden

I love, absolutely positively love early summer mornings. Getting up with the sun and working in my garden almost feels like a guilty pleasure. I hope that feeling never goes away. Visiting my various garden beds, watering, checking on my mother plants, looking through our fruit trees, making sure the grass is still growing, trimming…