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…

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….

Carrots and cornbread…

Cooked carrots and cornbread…that’s what I had for breakfast. And, no, I don’t have a picture of it, exciting as it was. Actually, it was really really good. The cold/flu crud I had turned into bronchitis. It’s surprising how exhausting coughing can be. This past week I have continued to lay low, starting another Xenobia…

In with the old…

Where to begin??? Well, Saturday I wrecked my left shoulder lifting vintage furniture we bought from an artist/designer/furniture hoarder in our old town. This shoulder has been wrecked before – in an ATV accident – which may be why it’s a mess and the right one is fine. Anyway, it’s a big reason why it’s…

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…

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 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……

Another day…

Been up since 5:30 a.m., mostly doing things around the house and outside. I got a few sunflower heads cut. One of my largest didn’t get dry on the back side and was molding so I’m hoping it will now that I’ve stuck it on a table by the pool. It’s fairly windy again to…

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…

The beautiful days…

Apologies for missing nearly a whole week of posting. I am in the middle of preparing to head out of town again. Between that and the holiday, I haven’t had much time to post. Outdoors the weather is gorgeous, such beautiful weather every day. I’m a bit sad to be heading south where it is…

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…