Snow and more cats…

This weekend was one of those weekends where I felt I had no control over anything. The weather turned weird, snow in April… The ducks didn’t mind. Molly, who has been about to burst with kittens for days, is MIA. I’d managed to get her to stay in the duck house during the day a…

Feelin’ it…

Yesterday I put up this fence… and this fence… and this one… Over 100 feet of it for my garden, to keep the ducks out and the plants safe. Today I’m feeling all of it. I basically hurt from head to toe. I thought of Grace and her girls (women) who have been putting up fence…

Remembering Point Zero…

Today my thoughts were fairly hung up on one particular subject…friends, or my lack thereof. As I have gotten older, I have found it more challenging to maintain friendships, let alone forge new ones. Sure, I have people I’ve known for years, but we’ve grown apart and don’t see each other much at all. As…

Just playing…

Remember this quilt top? It’s one I found at the local thrift store. I took some of it apart to do something else with, then took out this one hexagon, just to play… I’ve been stitching while watching season 8 of Doctor Who. It’s been fairly entertaining. I haven’t watched Doctor Who since Matt Smith…

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…

Truth window…

Monday night I got walloped with a migraine. Two days later, I am still recovering. I told H it seemed like the result of a perfect storm. It was the end of my period, a time at which I tend to be prone to migraines, I went off my diet a bit and I think…

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…

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

They’re Fired!

Buggar and Weanie… two of the fattest, laziest cats ever…are FIRED! They have allowed a mouse the run of the house for the past week. H and I were having breakfast this morning when said mouse came out to see what was going on, running all around the stove and our kitchen, right there in…

Winding down…

Things are sort of winding down in the garden. The cucumbers are done, although the tomatoes and okra are still going. This cosmos volunteer just began blooming. It is so gorgeous and the only one I’ve had of this color… I can’t remember if the cosmos was this color last year, but the others I’ve…

The magic of mint…

I went out front this morning and was again amazed to see all the winged creatures climbing over the mint blossoms. I had no idea mint blooms were so popular… …or so delicious…they must be full of good stuff… Moths, bees, butterflies, giant flies, several kinds of wasps…it’s clear to see they’re all loving it……

Indian Summer…

H informed me recently that in September we would be experiencing Indian Summer, and it seems we are. The temperature is 92 degrees now, with a week of this expected. We may even get to swim. I have managed to manifest some interesting things at the thrift store lately. I thought it would be nice…