Rambling Manure blog

DIY Sheep costume

First we calculate how big costume will be.

Most patterns come in 2,500, 5,000, 15,000 square feet increments, although smaller and bigger costumes are quite common. An easy calculation of length x width, and subtraction of inner 3 dimensional areas. Strangely this easy math is not commonly addressed, and more costume than necessary is often purchased. […]

I gotta get out of here

As I was scurrying getting ready to go to work, I was suddenly stopped by the forlorn expression of a plant. My night-blooming Jasmine was not-so-silently looking out the window. I could feel it. Her leaves were turned for optimum sun intake, even as the sun in that particular window wasn’t that great. She had […]

Under cover

Snuggled into my quilts this morning, I realized it had really been a long time since I blogged. I am dormant.

I closed my eyes and imagined what it was like to be a seed right now. Somewhere, nestled in the winter-cold Earth. Autumn’s abundance of fallen leaves my blanket. A layer of snow my roof. […]

The price is right!

Quite some time ago, I blogged about sending a package to one of my dear friends. She has a bit of a challenge trudging through the winter season. A box of cheer for the price of a Priority Mail box…$5.20. Worth every cent and more! Read that blog here: http://www.highlandgardens.org/Blog/five-dollars-and-twenty-cents.html.

This morning I was once again […]

My leaves aren’t leaving

Spent such a great afternoon in the garden yesterday. Clipping and chopping, getting ready for winter. I like the neater look, plus it frees up spring chore lists.

Some plants I don’t cut back until spring. Joe Pye Weed, Coneflower, Aster are great seed sources for bird feeding habitat. I used to leave my Liatris too, […]