Observations and Planting

Several nests of the barn swallows are fledging the last couple days. It's a fun thing to watch. The babies learning to fly have a lot of work to do to be strong enough to go on the long journey south come fall. For now, they go on very little jaunts from the nest, resting … Continue reading Observations and Planting

Don’t be such a turkey.

Cranberry, a broad-breasted white turkey. My big turkey is acting strange today. She's the lone broad breasted white turkey survivor of the coy-wolf attacks. She WAS supposed to be filling freezer camp with the others, but I just could not bring myself to do the deed, especially since I had only one Royal Palm turkey … Continue reading Don’t be such a turkey.

When the blackberries whack you in the face…

When the blackberries whack you in the face as you mow along the fence on your little yellow lawn tractor, you get a little irritated. You start to plot your revenge on the delicious but prickly invader as you wipe away the dripping blood from your cheek and pull out what thorns were left sticking … Continue reading When the blackberries whack you in the face…

You don’t lose any fingers with these fireworks!

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”― Søren Kierkegaard It's all quiet for now, in the early morning hours with the fog still thick and the stirring of bird life outside my window. It's chilly and I have it wide open, enjoying the damp cold … Continue reading You don’t lose any fingers with these fireworks!

Do Not Leave This Lady Alone With Random Craft Supplies.

Sometimes you get to feeling a little artsy-crafty. You may be feeling a bit confined because you are in the middle of a pandemic and are afraid to go mingle with the masses and because it's haying season and pouring rain and cold so you feel a little antsy and need something to do. You … Continue reading Do Not Leave This Lady Alone With Random Craft Supplies.

Gardening for the impatient.

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”― Aristotle This flower bud is killing me. Bloom already! They say patience is a virtue. I don't know who says that because it sure doesn't feel like it at times. Had they been drinking? Patience is a pain in the butt if you ask me. But at … Continue reading Gardening for the impatient.