Author Archives: curiousneedleworks

Slowly, It Progresses

It was promised that this blog would be reactivated, even if inna much reduced schedule. Weekly may be too much, but monthly? Who can’t write a few lines once a month? Add a picture, and there you go. A blog. … Continue reading

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Back to it!

That’s quite enough of a break. Seriously, a whole year? Oh well. That’s done. Back to monthly bloggin’. Oh, and rut is starting, in case you’re curious. This guy keeps showing up in the yard. Good looking guy, but there … Continue reading

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Bye for a bit!

So. Much. To. Do. Be nice to have less to do. Maybe a weekly blog is a good thing to let go for a bit. So this is the last post of the year of 2017. In the meanwhile, you … Continue reading

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Huh. It’s snowing. Thought the last snow of the year is in February. Maybe there will be a serious amount of snow this year. Which would be good, if you are not fond of ticks, and bad, if you are … Continue reading

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Damn diseases. Weather too nasty to go out much. Sneezing scares away the critters. Mending takes over the needlework. You will have to content yourself with this pumpkin spider seen in October.

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The lizards are cold…..

…and they’re hiding in the compost pile. So be cautious when turning. A well constructed compost pile can be an excellently warm spot to hide for heat-seeking fall lizards. This poor uncovered guy (it’s a five-lined skink, genus Eumeces, and we’re … Continue reading

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Weather is being uncooperative, making gardening unpleasant outside. At least the mushrooms are still growing. So here you go, ten days in the life of an oyster mushroom mycelium.

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