Friday, April 24, 2009


OK, here is a tiny piece of my garden. It is about4x8 and contains some radishes and carrots as well as the peas starting up the back and the parsley spilling over the front.

I started out planting the radishes and carrots in rows.....

but I got tired of that tedium pretty quickly, and went with a more "try to scatter 'em fairly evenly" method.

They look like they aren't going to wait to be pulled, like they will just hop on up out of the ground right now thank you very much.

First harvest of the season!

They clean up well, don't they?
Oh, here I go again with teasers in the background. That is our new puppy wondering if maybe those are for her.

No, they are definitely not.

What Was That?!

Tuesday morning after removing and patching the tractor tire, Hubby was going to start her up and was quite startled by the frantic flutter of a bird as he lifted the hood. Mama bird took off so fast we couldn't tell what kind she was.

These are the clues she left behind.

Our research indicates Nuthatch or Chickadee. Maybe.

I don't know if these pictures are "clickable", but if they are you can see details like the two different colors of horse hair in the back of the nest.

Sadly,of course, we had to move the nest. We put it in the cavity of a concrete block and set it about the same height off the ground and in the same area. This really is much sturdier than it looks.

I'm afraid that it didn't work though, we haven't seen any bird activity in the area since then.

That is my garden in the background. (and my horse) Garden posts to come. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

R I P our best friend

Words are difficult. She is missed. It's been three weeks, but it will always be hard.