A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden

After a few false starts, spring is truly getting underway now in Portland -- actually, it seems we've skipped over spring altogether and launched right into summer! Regardless, winter's well over and that means my garden turning into a jungle. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with a certain stripey pest problem... Classified in scientific terms as … Continue reading A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden

A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

After going on a lot recently about monsters - Doubt Monsters, Amazonian Monsters - I've been looking forward to a post featuring that far-friendlier monster, Finn McSpool! This year, the Pacific Northwest has thumbed its nose at the seasons and declared that winter is definitely NOT coming. While I was putting away all the dragon … Continue reading A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips

Last week we left our intrepid Beastie, Finn McSpool, in the midst of a messy kitchen with something that resembled a wheel of cheese. Of course my loyal readers won't be fooled into trying to slice that hunk of pseudo-cheddar to add to their platter of Christmas nibbles - well, maybe you would since I … Continue reading Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips

Finn “Cousteau” McSpool: Underwater Explorer

Finn McSpool, Mr Husband, and I have returned from Maui, Hawaii! Of course, with a monster tucked into your luggage (or finding his way out, as is often the case), there's plenty of fun to share. So let's get underway with Finn's adventures from 30,000 fest in the air to a few feet under the … Continue reading Finn “Cousteau” McSpool: Underwater Explorer