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…

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…

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,…

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…

Progress!

I’m happy to report today – actually tonight – I have made progress in the studio! The main progress being the much-needed addition of a proper chair in which to work. For comparison’s sake, here is the chair I had been using… Not much to look at, is it? It wasn’t the worst chair I’ve…

Fabrics I Have Been…

I spent three hours working in the garden this morning, even though I thought last night there wouldn’t be much to do. Things are looking really nice. More Velvet Queens… I’m pretty sure this is a 6 foot fence. You can see how tall the sunflowers are getting. It says a lot for the benefits…

The happy cat…

I wish that title was about having found a new home for one of the kittens, but, alas, they are all still here. There’s no room in the inn, so to speak. After making a number of attempts to take the kittens to the shelter, including a for-sure appointment last week, we were turned down…

July and stuff…

So, we’re well into… I noticed yesterday I hadn’t even registered the new calendar photo for the month. It’s like I was seeing it for the first time. Weird. In the back yard some of the sunflower plants are a good two feet over my head, most still not flowering yet. However, I did notice…

Just a bit…

Is it the lazy, hazy days of summer that are making me so sleepy? I was busy today, except for another mid-day nap. Naps are unusual for me, but I think I feel better because of resting more. Could be the hot humid mornings getting to me when I’m out doing chores. I’ve been working…