near miss…

33 degrees out in the flower fields last night. The surrounding mountains all have new snow. I was up early with my trusty (unfrozen 🙂 ) hose to sprinkle the new plantlings with water to keep them from succumbing to frost. I haven’t been back out yet to check on them since the sun has …

We move Maisy into a new paddock every couple days. She eats everything in her smallish area and drops “gifts” in a fairly intense manner. This has a multifold purpose. She eats the top 1/3- 1/2 of all the greens~ not just the choice ones, and she deposits fertilizer throughout. Then we move her to …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. SOMEBODY in the family decided to cultivate an infected uterus. And had to have surgery. Unexpectedly. The vet said intact, female dogs over 5 sometimes have issues with infected uterus (uterus’? uterus’s? uteri?). It’s considered an emergency and they have to be removed before they rupture. (the uterus~ …

Warm weather is moving us into true spring. Rachael is home from college. (Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.) The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and …

I have a standing “meeting” on Thursday mornings from 9-11 through the school year (IE: September- May). So this morning I thought I’d slip out to the garden early, before my meeting. It’s light really early~ 0602 (6:02 am for those not familiar with military time or who aren’t nurses or other medical type folks …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality. The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …

More snow.  Everyone is complaining. I know it’s just the last hissy- fit (do people still say “hissy- fit”?) of winter. We ALL know this won’t last. But still….. This did change, briefly, to sunshine. And it was glorious. I tippy- toed out to take some dry pictures while I had the chance. The animals …

Rain makes us slow down

It’s raining. Thank goodness….. The yard, the pastures, the garden always seem to explode after a nice soaking rain. But I didn’t have everything planted in the garden yet. We knew it was coming so the morning was a blur of activity. Phil was a perfect gentleman, waiting his turn to momma. 2 gallons later …

Push pause for yet another graduation

My fearless son is graduating from high school this week end. It’s his turn and all the family is gathered around. I can’t beleive this time has come. We love you Daniel. Weather: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near …

Long wonderful days

It’s 10:22 pm right now and I just came in from the garden. There’s still a bit of light left in the night sky but the mosquitoes ran me out. I was planting green beans. “Provider’ to be exact. Living on the 48th latitude has it’s perks this time of year. One being that it …