Friday, June 25, 2010

Silly deer

Doereen discovered there was cracked corn in the pen for the chickens so she waltzed right in and helped herself. When I asked her what she was doing she gave me that "WHAAAT?" look and went back to munching. So the bunk-bed ladder that I gleaned off someone's trash pile years ago became a deer block and still allows the chickens to mosey in and out during the day. And so it goes......



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

first tomatoes!

To what did my wondering eyes appear? Not garbage lodged at the base of the tomato plant but actual RIPE tomatoes?! YUM!
These are even earlier than last year and the weather has been not exactly "tomato weather" and these are growing in a bale of straw... See? It did help to prune the 100 year old olive trees WAY down. Sure they look stupid but hey, Tomatoes! Yea!

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Monday, June 07, 2010


Verna picks odd spots for dust baths. doubt she sees the irony of bathing in an old Webber..

Jimmy B and the girls like to group bathe in the dust. Here they are in the little kitchen garden. Looks like someone attacked the basil. They also like to bathe behind the Schefflera, next to the brick wall. They've practically dug up the plants. Must fix that! This evening my nose allerted me to something deceased as I walked down my driveway.. upon investigation it became apparent that they had "bathed" over the spot where the recent slain rodents were buried. Note to self; DIG THE GRAVES DEEPER! They had unearthed two rats and a mole. ewwwwwwww!
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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Manfreda maculosa

At least, I think thats what this is. "Manfreda" I'm pretty certain of, the "maculosa" almost certain of. LOL. Crazy thing's bloom stalks are at least 8' tall. The one's in the shade are happy but don't bloom. It wants sun for sure.


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Saturday, June 05, 2010


Had Wayyyyyy too much fun at Panama Pottery this morning. Have not yet planted the terra cotta hen and rooster so those will be in a later post. Yesterday I stocked up on dog and cat food... and plants.. So... who's gonna feed ME for the next two weeks?
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