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
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 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…
“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!
Goldfinch on the passionfruit trellis You ever have one of those mornings where you are in pretty good spirits, your farm work is going along smoothly, and life is just pretty mother clucking good. You feel good, you feel strong, you feel like you are rolling through your to-do list with a rare ease. Your … Continue reading These jerks!
“Time is an illusion.”― Albert Einstein For some, the warm weather crop plants have a very long season. Sometimes unbearably so. I learned this in CA, when the punishing dry summers required shade clothes for tomatoes and peppers and the season for harvesting was very long. That was the best part of growing there, that … Continue reading I blinked.
Ok, just because some people call and say "are you the chicken lady?" as a greeting, doesn't mean anything. And just because when I walk into the feed store to get my monthly order of feeds, hear peeping, and the cashier automatically greets me with "How many do you want?" with box in hand, doesn't … Continue reading I am NOT a chicken hoarder.
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.
Roses, finally got into the ground. At least most of them. I still have two big ones and a miniature to be planted but it started raining again. So, today is 6/29/2020 Darcey Bussell- a David Austin shrub rose with deep crimson flowersHeritage- Hybrid Tea with pink flowerIceberg- Floribunda with white flowerSunbright- Hybrid Tea with … Continue reading Planted today:
“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.