Tag: Gardening

Inside and Out

One misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weather I met with an old man a-clothed all in leather He was clothed all in leather with a cap beneath his chin Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do…

Garden Chickens

EJ and I had a very quiet weekend. He was going to go to a gun show with his friend on Saturday, mostly just to hang out. EJ invited me to come along because he enjoys being with me, but I figured that he…

Our Garden Stockade

Miracle of miracles, it actually began to rain Friday night and it continued into Saturday. Just before 6 am on Saturday morning, I heard thunder and thought, “Well, no sense getting up now since I’m not going to let the chickens out of the…

First Blood

This morning I decided to start attaching the wire fencing to the posts for the garden fence. But first I drank several cups of coffee to fortify myself because I knew the roll of fencing was heavy and unwieldy. When I felt that I…

The Terminal Dog

Wow! I haven’t posted anything for a week! The week sure went by quickly. It feels as if I blinked and it was suddenly seven days later. Well, last week was relatively quiet. I cared for my various animals: dog, cats, and chickens. I…

The Repairman

EJ had to work Saturday, which is only the second time he’s had to work on a weekend at this company. This is totally different from EJ’s company downstate where he had to work seven days a week for months without a break. Poor…

This and That and Thingmajigs

EJ and I had a quiet weekend together. We got a few tasks done, but we didn’t overwork. Saturday morning after I took care of all the animals, I turned on the sprinklers to water the garden and the evergreens and fruit trees we…

Puttering

Monday is Memorial Day, which is a day that of remembrance of American soldiers who have died in military service. The town we lived in downstate always had a very touching ceremony outside the VFW and at the cemetery. Here in the north, we…

Garden Fun

The morning-glories and lilacs survived Sunday night’s frost. Yeah! Yesterday morning I washed some clothes and hung them on the clothesline. It looked a bit cloudy so I went in to check the National Weather Service forecast. It said we could get some rain….

EJ’s Mother’s Day Gift (And Mine)

I didn’t get around to posting yesterday, but I hope that the mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I am aware that Mother’s Day is very difficult for many women, so I especially want them to know that I was thinking of them yesterday….

Trees and Captain AmeROOca

I am drinking hot coffee on a chilly, rainy morning as I begin writing today’s post. I like rainy days. They feel cozily soporific. In late March/early April our county and several others sold trees for a pittance. I really, really wanted to buy…

The Mystery of the Missing Cucumbers

At the beginning of summer, I was absolutely craving cucumbers so we bought a couple plants. All summer long, I have been waiting for cucumbers to ripen. When one ripened, I would carefully carry it into the kitchen, cut it into slices, sprinkle the…

Yellowed-Bellied Sapsucker

Photo by Teri Jensen

Our alarm goes off every morning at 6 a.m. First thing I do is pull on my old raggedy pair of jeans and an old shirt and then go let the ducks and chickens out of their coop and fill the ducks’ pools. As…

Expansive Dreams

I have found a new theme song. Unlike the song, though, I’m the one who gave the cold to EJ–after JJ gave it to me. Ugh. I’m so tired of being sick and cough, cough, coughing all the time!! We have lived in our…

Planting

We decided we ought to make the raised garden boxes less accessible to the ducks so Sunday morning I went out and dragged some of the old pallets that the previous owner had left into the duck pen. I stacked them two high and…

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