First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…

Mish mash…

The holiday weekend started out so well. I think it was Friday I went to the store and caught site of loads of mums in shopping carts, wondering why so many? Then remembered the holiday! I picked out this gorgeous pot… I don’t really “do” holidays any more. Honestly, they all bore me. There’s something…

The power of the juice…

I woke up early this morning at 6 and couldn’t go back to sleep. That’s early for me, but I did go to bed shortly after 9 p.m. It seems I get a max of about 8 hours and that’s it. I used this early start to get outside and change out all the duck…

Got any bugs?

The new photos I took this morning haven’t shown up yet, so I’ll work with these from last week of the garden activities. I had such a nice reception from the black and white kitties this morning. Here they were last week snoozing behind the porch. Sometimes I feel like black kitty is whining like…

It’s warmer, finally…

I had been waiting for a warm day to get out and clean the duck house. Yesterday was it, bronchitis be damned! This is the little shed which serves as the duck house. It was formerly Chickie’s house, our adopted stray cat who was sorely disappointed when he lost his spot in this warm place….

Flowers in a Vase…

The days seem to fly by, even in winter. I wrote the previous post several days ago and never got around to publishing it. I was a little run down for a few days, but am better, so am back to more regular tasks, I guess. I’ve been watching Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet. It’s…

A Sea of Geese…

Was it yesterday I saw the geese? I can’t remember. One day flows into the next, and I find I have a hard time tracking what happened when. Maybe it’s the change in temperature. Yesterday it was at or near 60 degrees. Today it’s lightly snowing and everything’s frozen again. I had to haul water…

Sooooo sneaky…

I put two new bales of straw in the duck house a couple days ago. Each morning at least one of them is on top of the highest bale… However, I had not seen any eggs since adding the bales. I scoured the floor looking for them – I get two every day. But I…

Two more days…

If I heard the weather report right we have two more days of summer weather, which is great news for us as that means two more swim days before we have to put the pool up. H toyed with the idea of getting a pool heater, but the good ones are quite pricey. With a…

The end of summer…

I went outside to enjoy the fall weather and noticed Turtle running through the yard with something in her mouth, Yoyo right behind her. It was a snake. I got to watch her eat this garter (some call it gardener) snake 3 times! Yes, 3 times! It crawled out twice! This is the third snake…