This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

wooley bear caterpillars predict a mild winter

My dad and I have been watching for wooly bear caterpillars this fall. We've seen several and they've been nearly all orange, with only small tips of black at the ends. The addage is that the smaller the orange stripe, the worse the winter will be. Sure looks like it will be a very mild winter.


Blogger blueberry1946 said...

I love your prediction! We could get used to this!
Princeton, MA

October 31, 2012 12:30 PM

Blogger Flax Hill Gardener said...

The only wooley caterpillar I found this fall was all black!

November 04, 2012 7:12 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Oh no. That doesn't sound good.

November 04, 2012 11:28 AM


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