Monday, August 31, 2015


Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Saturday, August 29, 2015

STOP Thieves

Years back, Pine Point Park officials planted a grove of fruit trees in the prairie section of the park—which is across the street from Bon Bon Acres—in an effort to provide sustenance to the wildlife over the winter. Each year since, unscrupulous people think they have the right to steal this fruit from the animals.  Yesterday, an elderly couple showed up in a shiny new pickup truck, parked  illegally and proceeded to place tarps down on the ground after which they violently shook the trees and raped them of their entire harvest.   

Thank goodness there are many fruit trees here at Bon Bon Acres.  I take nothing from my orchard and leave everything for the wildlife so hopefully that will help offset the damage that has been done.

Selfish people need to know that it is against the law to take or bring anything into a park.  Trees and bushes that are planted here have been done so for the express purpose of helping the animals and not for your personal use.  If you want to make jelly, go to a farmers’ market!

Below:  The bountiful, and beautiful, park orchard BEFORE it was raped and pillaged by despicable humans.

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Friday, August 28, 2015


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Find the Hen

 In this case, “Waldo” is actually a wild turkey hen.   
Can you spot her?
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Wishes

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Savor Each Dwindling Day

Monday, August 24, 2015

Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Blessings

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekend Wishes

Friday, August 21, 2015


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Farewell, Dry Spell!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Blessings

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Warmest Weekend Wishes

Friday, August 14, 2015

More Weeds

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

More Pasture Pretties

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

More Pretty Pasture Weeds

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Interesting Pasture Weeds

One of the most interesting wildflowers growing in the Bon Bon Acres pasture is the Verbascum thapsus (great mullein or common mullein). Categorized as a “hairy biennial plant” it can reach heights up to six feet!

Its small yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem, which grows from a large rosette of leaves. It grows in a wide variety of habitats, but prefers well-lit disturbed soils, where it can appear soon after the ground receives light, from long-lived seeds that persist in the soil seed bank. It is a common weedy plant that spreads by prolifically producing seeds.

It is widely used for herbal remedies, with well-established emollient and astringent properties. Mullein remedies are especially recommended for coughs and related problems, but also used in topical applications against a variety of skin problems. 

Not only is this plant pretty but it’s a favorite with honeybees.  Look closely at the photo and you will see one!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Blessings

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Black Walnuts Update

This is an update to last autumn’s  pasture planting project. I’m proud to report that thanks to a wet summer, the black walnut saplings are doing great. The first season is traditionally a struggle as the young sprouts fight for survival among the bromegrass and multitude of weeds that are firmly established in the pasture.  Once the baby hardwoods, however,  reach the critical stage where they surpass the other vegetation, they should be home free. Fingers and toes crossed for a moisture-filled second half of the summer.

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