Author Archives: jkmcintyre

Baby chickens in my shirt

Photo Oct 13, 11 28 18 AM
Baby chickens are so adorable. I have some in my shirt right now. Seriously. I do. The weather is cooling off with the arrival of fall and the new babies are chilly more often than was the summer batch. Continue reading

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Is it so much to ask?

Dear humans, Is it so much to ask that you protect us from the things that go bump in the night? From the beasts with teeth that bite and tear and kill? Is it so much to ask? Sincerely, Your … Continue reading

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Tomato trellis 2014

What is the best way to grow tomatoes? The answer will partly depend on the variety grown and partly on the climate, but I think the descriptor ‘vines’ is part of the answer. Every garden year I challenge myself with … Continue reading

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Definitely Dead

The Carny hive, suspected of demise (and then a spark of hope), is now, finally, dead. Here is what I found: Of 23 top bars drawn out with comb, bars 13-19 were heavy with honey. Dead bees littered the floor … Continue reading

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