Eddie and Oliver were abandoned as kittens. Fortunately someone who cared fostered them and found them what she hoped would be their forever home. Unfortunately after four years an allergy issue developed in the home and they had to be returned.
August is a pivotal month in the garden. We have a choice to continue to water and feed and prune and plant and keep things looking nice or we can just throw up our hands and let nature take its course.
Summer is the season of Pitta (fire element) and according to Ayurveda spans from June to September. Pitta is the energy of transformation. It is responsible for a number of functions in our bodies including the metabolism of what we eat, think and feel.
“Marshawn Lynch” (aka Charlie) is a young adult male Chihuahua/Whippet mix, approximately 1 ½ years old. He is from a shelter in California. M.L. came to our rescue a very timid boy. With time he becomes more trusting of the members of his foster family.
It is always fun to describe something that hasn’t happened yet in another language. Makes it appear even more mysterious. As one famous wag said, “The future doesn’t scare me, it’s next week that scares me.” Clearly, this was uttered by an executive responsible for a company’s profit and loss who was worrying about meeting the next payroll.
Forever home cat of the week Cheetos' family probably got him as a cute orange tabby kitten, then when he became a young adult they no longer wanted him. Cheetos was abandoned at an apartment complex when the family moved.
There has never been any question in my mind as to why gardeners come to garden centers in April and May. They are starved for color and ready to get their fingers back into the soil. But July is a different matter.
Okay, I’m the first to admit that I love language. I don’t mean just English, which some have accused me of being unable to speak or write. I mean the general subject of language. How people express themselves in other languages and how words do and don’t translate exactly the same (sometimes in the same language!). It makes for some very interesting misunderstandings.
Despite living in Seattle for over 45 years, prolific novelist Ivan Doig’s heart seems to reside in his native Montana. His newest book “Sweet Thunder” — available in paperback on August 5th — reprises the larger-than-life landscape of Butte from his previous successful novels.
I had my first acaí bowl experience while on vacation in Hawaii last month, which was served as a delicious dessert. Acaí is a Brazilian super food. This little berry is packed full of free-radical, age-fighting anti-oxidants, has all three omega acids, houses more protein than an egg and is loaded with B12.
I have mentioned in past columns that July is an excellent month to prune our gardens. I am not talking about major slash and burn type pruning (which should be done first thing in the spring if at all) but rather the nip and tuck, clip and snip, make a little room for your neighbor type of pruning.
It’s become fashionable for gardeners to plant vegetables among their landscape perennials and flowering annuals, but the fourth & fifth graders at Cedar Wood Elementary have moved a step closer to creating their own urban farm by planting vegetables in raised beds.
Maggie and Jiggs were adopted as kittens, eight years ago and returned because their owner wants to be able to travel without worrying about pet sitters. And, she also wants to be able to sing in the house without these two running up and insisting on attention.