You say Tomato I say Tom-Ahhhh-to

By on Jun 3, 2019 in Tomatoes and veggies |

A colorful way of living, more of us are adding purple to our diets like eggplant, beets, purple potatoes, blueberries. We dream of the past when fast food and drive up windows were not an everyday occurrence. Eating outdoor food outdoors instead of something in a paper container that messes up our car. Know your food and grow your own. If someone decides to eat healthier and know their food they often start with tomatoes and peppers. Tomatoes and peppers are the gateway drug to gardening. Have success with them and soon you’ll be hooked trying to grow everything from cucumbers to cilantro. So what is a tomato….a vegetable or a fruit? You say tomato and I say “tom-ahhh-to. It depends on your point of view and could be both. A nutritionist might consider a tomato to be a vegetable. Botanically, a botanist would say fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds just like...

I just wet my plants video

By on May 22, 2019 in Spring |

Check out my You Tube video on a soil amendment that may help after all this rainy weather….splish splash they’re all taking a bath!

Media Coverage Operation Rumination

By on May 15, 2019 in Books |

Here are two media links for interviews regarding Operation Rumination: WOOD TV Interview with Rachael Ruiz WZZM TV 13 interview with Valerie Lego  

I’m going to Pot

By on May 9, 2019 in Spring |

It’s Container Gardening time! Watch my video for some tips you may not have thought about!

A year of rumination….me and my Dad

By on Apr 29, 2019 in Personal |

As a young boy I was “drafted” by my Mom and Dad into a program for boys and teens called the “Cadets” where we wore grey shirts and “kerchiefs” and were subject to “inspections” or review of our attire, uniform and posture at each meeting. Kerchiefs were a square of cloth worn around the neck We would recite our creed and stand at attention to say the pledge of allegiance. I remember standing straight and hoping my shirt was tucked, zipper up and kerchief securely lynched to my neck. The “head counselor” would walk the floor like a drill sergeant carefully inspecting each cadet for violations. This was a man who would do everything by the book. Everything was scheduled, in its place, spotless clean and accounted for even in his personal life. The lawn, windows, garage and vehicles at his house were meticulous. There would be some sort of “demerit” comeuppance if you forgot your...

The Loon Ranger

By on Apr 17, 2019 in Birds |

My friend Bill, we call him the “Birdman” joins me on the radio show often with great bird “tales” to tell. This week he was the “Loon Ranger” as he heads out on Fair Lake in Delton Michigan to build and position a floating Loon platform for the returning loons. The spring migration begins with the loons heading north from their winter homes on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico as northern ice recedes. Northernmost males arrive on their home lakes as soon as the ice is out, often within just hours. You can see from the gallery below (click to enlarge) that Bill positioned the platform with the assistance of the loons. He says they swam around instructing him how to build it and prodding him on to finish. Once the Birdman finished and left, you can see in the last photo as Bill confirmed that the “mating” immediately commenced....

A Pervasive Invasive

By on Apr 11, 2019 in Spring |

Lawn and Order

By on Apr 2, 2019 in Lawn-gevity |