27 on the front porch

27 on the front porch this morning. I covered the porch plants and just a few small beds of calendula in the main field garden. I’ll venture out later to see how everything fared. I have to give up on the outside plants pretty soon. I’m just not quite ready yet. 🙂

In the meantime, I have pots of paperwhites started on the windowsill. Did you know that paperwhites don’t need a cooling down time before they can be planted? They can go right from the store into soil~ no time in the ‘fridge to mimic winter before planting. These babies will be blessing us with pure white tiny blooms before you know it!

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Daniel and I saw a fox playing in the sunset a couple of nights ago. He was chasing the voles that live in the green grass around our drain field, I think.

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One of my farming friends has had a rough time this summer with foxes eating her chickens. Though we have missed chickens from time to time, I don’t think it’s because of foxes. We do have lots of potential predators around the farm but most of the time our chicken eaters are birds of prey. I watched an immature bald eagle swoop down and grab a 4 month old pullet right next to the driveway this past spring. I was so surprised, I just stood there with my mouth open.

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This guy didn’t stay very long. He ate his fill of voles then made his way on.

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Party on, girls! You’re safe for now!

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What’s for supper: IDK yet. Something GREAT!

Today’s count: 0 so far, slackards….

Weather: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 23. Light north northeast wind.

 

 

2 thoughts

  1. WOW with your weather!!! I love the blogs and pics!!! Was dinner not fox stew?? Happy birthday Tim! Love to all!!! What in the world is that flower called on your window sill?? Never heard of it!! 🙂 love you

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    • Ha! That fox~ as long as he doesn’t bother my animals, he can chase/ eat all the rodents he wants! Those flowers, which haven’t bloomed yet, are called “paperwhites”. You usually see them in the winter but I am growing them now to fill a couple of flower accounts I have. I’ll start some tulips and daffodils in a couple of days too. Hope all is well in your backyard!
      Love you…..

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