Catching Up

8 Jun

Just a few random things that have been going on around here.  I am not really going to have a crop of cherries this year.

one of the handful of cherries on the tree

I think the day the orioles were all over my tree, they were feasting on what was to become my cherries.  I’m okay with that though. We’ve had a really cool, late spring, and I’m sure they were grateful for the food.

oriole stealing twine for the nest

I came home from work one day last week and was greeted by Rocky with a snake.  I really need to up my game in doing repairs/remodeling around the house.

Rocky–look at those eyes!

I took the snake from the cat and returned it to the great outdoors.

I do believe that is a look of gratitude.  At least, I’m going to pretend it is.

I’m still waiting on a manure spreader.  It is the busy time of year for my nephew, but I’m getting impatient.  I have so much to get done before we go on our road trip.  In the meantime, I’m working on clearing the area where the magnolia tree used to be.

bleeding hearts

I’m trying to figure out how to clear it and leave the few flowers that haven’t been destroyed by dogs, goats, and neglect.

a lily getting ready to bloom

I have things coming up in the garden.

potato from one that was left over from last year’s crop

While I was working in the garden, I finally lit the fire–you know the giant one from cleaning up after the derecho.

It still needs to be pushed back up into a pile after the hay gets made.  Then I’ll add more brush from my place and light it again.

Then my hope is that it can go back into pasture/hay field.

3 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. Jeanne June 8, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m surprised that Rocky would “gift” you with a snake! I gather he hadn’t hurt it. I’m such a chicken, I wouldn’t have been able to pick it up and take it outside! Good thhing you could do that!

    That’s quite the fire you had going there! It’s good that you don’t have to worry about it spreading, since you’ve had quite a bit of rain.

    • Teresa June 8, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

      I don’t think he’d had the snake long, and I got it before the dog noticed.

      I’ve had that pile for a long time just waiting for good burning conditions. Glad to have that done!

  2. Eileen Wise June 9, 2022 at 6:03 am #

    Hello,
    What a gift from Rocky, I am glad the snake survived and back in the great outdoors.
    Love the bleeding heart and the Oriole. Take care, enjoy your day!

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