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…

September bundle…

I’d been planning to put a garden bundle together for several days. Today it finally happened. I started with a blank canvas, of course. A lovely old cotton napkin and a basket of clippings… Bug adventures with the ducks have been interesting of late. I’m having a hard time not feeling bummed about the fogger…

A heavy morning…

I woke up this morning with some things on my mind. They bothered me for quite a while, as it’s a problem I’m not sure what to do about. One of those things that seems to plague you throughout life, something where there’s a tendency to blame others for the situation, but if you look…

Willow and what not…

My day was an unplanned busy one. I ran errands…store for a few groceries, hayseed store for more duck grain…and to return a big bag of grain infested with bugs…weevils???…that are all over my house now…gas since H had left the car on E plus new windshield fluid which was also on E…and thrift shop….

Eclipsed…

Still posting from the iPad…not real fun. Anyway, I was outside during the eclipse for a bit ┬áThe light was so odd… The greens had such an emerald, blue green tint to them, almost sickly really… I read a brief story about the Navajo and how they stay inside and do not observe the eclipse,…

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….