Monday, May 18, 2015
Bah.........humbug! I am ready for spring to be here to stay.
I did, on Saturday afternoon, while we had blue sky, shirt sleeve weather.......finally start moving some of the chives out of the starter beds and near the house making it easier to use them when I want them. I still have more to do........but, it ain't happening today!
Ok, enough grumbling about the weather.........I suppose! But, it has shades of looking like last spring when the ground was so wet and saturated, I couldn't do anything or get equipment anywhere to get anything done. Looking very much like a repeat right now...........
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It will be an interesting year in regards to my "flowers" in the yard. I have always had the battles with the chipmunks, who are forever digging holes in and around and under everything!!! Of course, I now have Betsy......who has decided it is her job to get those chipmunks! She hasn't yet. But, she does manage to give them a bad time. And......if I thought the chipmunk holes were a nuisance, I don't even want to tell you what they look like after she decides she is going to dig one out of that hole! Oh well..........
One thing about Betsy.......who will be one the end of this month......she has plenty of energy and enthusiasm for that sort of thing. But, a few times ........even Betsy had to look at me like.......are you nuts!? Are we really going through that?
That day, on the way home, we had a little other excitement just before I got home. Right on the county road I live on just before home!!! I was driving slow because of neighbors chickens and dogs and such........and, in my peripheral vision, I saw something coming at the road.......fast! I was hitting the brakes to slow more........and by then, could see what it was. That big, dark timber wolf with a fair amount of black in......that I have seen numerous times this winter. He was coming from the south side toward the north side.........and, in a hurry. Since I can see for a distance here.........I knew it wasn't chasing a deer. But.......it ever even slowed down and I stood on the brakes and came "this close" to having it as a grill ornament! Oof! I don't need that kind of close calls. If I had been in my truck, instead of the Edge.......it would have been a dead wolf. The brakes on the Edge stop you RIGHT NOW! The pickup brakes.......not so much. I never liked them in the winter.....but, never really realized how "slow" they were until I started driving the Edge. Man, what a difference. Well......it did make a difference to that critter, which never did slow down as it headed up the hill. I was, of course, watching out for it the rest of the day then.....knowing it was so close. The dogs couldn't figure out why I wouldn't let them out to play. But, better safe than sorry.
So..........outside of an absolutely awesome Scrabble game with my mom yesterday.......this is kind of what my week has been like.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I guess we will wait and see what the week brings! Maybe........just maybe, it will be time to start working on gardening and vegetable beds so they are ready when the ground warms up.
Have a good week!