Lyme Disease is the Fastest Growing Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic and drastically underfunded. Learn why and how you can help with a tax deductible donation to ILADS!

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Here for a Canine Laugh?

Check out Juno’s latests mastication crimes!

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What Kind of Gardener Am I?

I tried vegetable gardening this year. Aside from my tomato plants and most of my herbs, it was less than stellar. All my lettuce bolted. My cucumbers were pathetic. None of my squash fruited. I mean, I have to be a complete doofus not to produce a single zucchini,...

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Garden Visitors

Meet Thomas the Terrorist And his sisfur Cococabana How lucky am I that I had these two adorable, Internet stars visit me last weekend? They heard Lyme Disease was giving me a rough time so they made the road trip to try to terrorize or giggle the pesky spirochete out...

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Lizard Rock

Ever since the new lizard condominium complex went in (it’s a three-tiered orchard built with natural stone & flagstone– perfect for lizard housing), Lizard Rock has been the hottest spot in town to catch some rays, gossip or hook up. Larry and Mona...

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Gertrude the Garden Spider

Meet Gertrude, the Garden Spider. I nearly soiled my knickers when I ran into her while harvesting tomatoes one morning. Since Mr. Wild Dingo was traveling, I sent a picture of her to him. “Look who built a home and moved in on the cherry tomato plant,” I...

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Best. Medicine. Ever.

August and September have been a back slide with Neurological Lyme disease. Because Bicillin was on shortage, I had to go back on oral antibiotics. But now that it’s back on the market, I’m back on Bicillin shots which bypass the GI and keep the damage to...

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Happy Juno-versary!

Even at 9 year’s old, Juno still practices a life of crime. Never change Juicy. We love you exactly how you are. Eight years ago adopted and 9 years of youth. Happy Anniversary my beautiful...

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Loki and The Back Creek Band

When I posted the memory about Loki teaching the two packs of coyotes to sing in our forest, I had a few people ask for videos. So for weeks, I’ve been trying to record the coyote pack singing with Loki.  It’s harder than you think. A siren goes by, sets...

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Heloise the Hoverfly

Meet Heloise, the adult female hoverfly or flower fly of the family Syrphidae. Hoverflies get their name from how they hover in midair. Known as the helicopter of flying insects, they are able to dart quickly, fly backwards, and come to hover again. Sizes of...

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Ready for Winter

This is how we winterize. Seriously. All this wood harvested from junk trees on our property. Winter is not a season, it’s an...

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Hummingbird Moths

White-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth (Hyles lineata) of the Sphingidae family. One of the largest flying insects with a wingspan of  2-8 inches and length of 2.5-3.5 inches. They are large enough to scare the bejesus out of you if you didn’t know just how...

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Breakfast of Warriors

I used to measure PRs for a run or a bike ride. Now I measure PRs for how long I can stay off antibiotics before Neurological Lyme Disease returns. I had a 5 week PR a few months ago. Then recently a 2 week PR. I think I’m doing this Lyme-athlete thing all...

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Siberian Negotiations

Juno eyed her mom working in the herb garden through the morning mist. She raised her nose in the air, considered hunting for moles, but decided to head down the path to the orchard and help herself to an apple. While she enjoys playing with the treasures she picks...

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