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I Miss My Herb Garden

13 Aug

I really do miss my herb garden.  It used to be along the edge of my garden when it was in my yard.  Now that whole area is part of my north paddock where the little girls are weaned.

Cher by the panel I opened to let them in the old garden area

Even before I did that, the herb garden had been pretty much killed off.  Part of it was by years of too much and too little rain.  By the way, we’re in drought again right now.

Back in it’s second year, when it was still in good shape.

Anyhow, back to the herb garden.  It was also further decimated by yard goats.

Bud and Flower helping in the garden (she’s ten now, so that was ten years ago)

Dogs have also been hard on it.

Sky (as a pup)-the remains of the herb garden between the dog and goat

I did find a few remaining plants out there this past week.

black eyed Susan

surprise lily

wormwood

I’m trying to figure out where I can start an herb garden over again.  I’m dreaming of strawberries and oregano and sage and rhubarb and…

Summer Scenes

29 Jul

Lately, it’s started to feel like late summer.  I hear the cicadas in the evening; the grasshoppers and crickets have made their appearance.

wild day lily

jimson weed

red-headed woodpecker

eastern kingbird

chicory and queen Anne’s lace

red-headed woodpecker

wild day lily

chicory

sunset over the cornfield

I don’t know how time flies so quickly.

Random Shots

13 Jul

Stitch and Purl and doing well.  Purl is still my sweet little girl.  I think I was successful in getting her to like me.

Stitch and Purl

Poor Maybeline does not tolerate the heat well, and it does nasty things to her fleece.

Maybeline

My handsome dog.

Sky

Here’s another of the Queen Anne’s lace after the storm.

I forgot to add these to yesterday’s post.  I think Bob got caught out in the storm.

Bob Cat

Poor baby.  I hope he didn’t get hit by any of that hail.

Xerxes is so handsome!

Xerxes

I think Freddie has adjusted to the move into the paddock with his half-brother (Xerxes) quite well.

Freddie

A swallowtail from when I was doing chores the other day.

swallowtail butterfly

Pluto is still a sweet boy.

Pluto

He’s also still really short.  He certainly inherited every drop of mini-goat from both sides.