Gray days with sunny side up…

We have had so many gray days lately, but without rain. I would love for it to rain. The garden would love rain. The ducks would love rain. The ducks would especially love rain because rain means more bugs. The drier it has gotten here, the fewer bugs there have been. I suspect fewer bugs…

A weird week…

I don’t know what to say about this week, other than I have felt very strange. I really didn’t do any of my normal things. Perhaps it was time for a shift, a shift in perspective and habits. It did feel good to crochet, although working with two strands of heavy cotton yarn is hard…

Gardening and a recipe…

I’ve been feeling off this week. The general consensus is it’s allergies. Dust is really high on the allergy chart. That’s what we get for living in the wheat state. I haven’t gotten around to doing any actual stitching today, so no new photos. Just photos of the garden and an easy recipe to share….

Tired…room…and this basket has a story…

Sometimes I get so tired of feeling tired. Today is one of those days. Before I even woke up I was tired. I didn’t sleep well. And now that I have the ducks I can’t sleep late. I have to get up and let them out. Really, I should set an alarm, just in case….

How my garden grows…

I’ve been looking into more information about permaculture and ways of growing a garden without tilling, digging or watering. The way I’m doing things now is for the birds, way too labor intensive. Nature grows easily if you work with it. I am enjoying some results. The sunflowers look amazing and so beautiful after first…

Finally flowers…

I woke up way too early this morning after way too little sleep to thoughts of what to do with the ducks, the pros and cons: Give them away. Not ready to give up yet, especially when they are so close to laying eggs…it’s what I’ve been waiting for. Clip their wings. Absolutely necessary. Create…

Progress???

Last week I got started on a sewing room overhaul. The sewing machine has been moved to this corner, rather than have it in the middle of the room like it was. And, look! I found my color wheel…it’s been MIA for some time… Maybe by showing you more of the mess it will inspire…

This morning’s garden…

I got an early start today, which was great, and went out to work in the garden for a couple of hours. Here are the red mums that are so big now, at least three times as big as they were when they were flowering in a pot last fall and more button sized… We…

It’s sunny and warm…

Wow, some days it’s hard to think of a title. So, there you go. It’s sunny and warm today. I might get in the pool. Twobie and Archie had a bit of fun inside this morning, just moments before I booted them outdoors. It’s amazingly hard to capture a good photo of a kitten with…

Hmmmmm….

It’s a cloudy cool day. I like these days. It’s easier to get things in the ground and work outside without the heat bearing down on me. So far I got the last 3 tomato spaces filled in the back, plus coverings. It’s not very attractive, but it certainly is pragmatic. The netting on top…

Sometimes…

Sometimes you just have to jump for joy… It’s so funny when they do this. Yoyo really cracked me up this morning. He is so comical when he tries to fly. They all jump in the water, then they get so excited they have to jump out and FLY. You can tell they do it…

Little things…

Olive’s kitties… Twobie’s eyes look familiar…like Chicky’s. H may be right. Archie is funny…and kindof a whiner. This is the first time I had the door open in a week. Noodle ran in to say hello to her “other” kitties. And then she tried to poop in their tiny litter box… She AND Olive are…