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Looks Like Fall

19 Oct

We are truly looking like fall now.  And we are feeling like fall.  Our temperatures have really dropped for this week.  Although, it’s supposed to warm back up by the end of the week.

Pretzel, Penelope and Frodo in the Love Shack

You don’t think about making hay in the fall, but last week my nephew did one last cutting of hay from the waterways and buffer strip.

mowing hay

It won’t be long before my corn gets harvested.

I don’t have a lot of flashy trees, but I still think it’s pretty out there.

Odie on the back hill

I do love this time of year! I don’t think Bob shares my excitement for fall.  He’s not as big a fan of cold.

Bob Cat

He’s back into his winter mode where he spends more time in the house.

Spring Blooms

4 May

We have lots of things blooming right now!

I was a bit worried the crab apple and cherry blooms might have frozen with our last cold snap, but they look good; although our high winds have since destroyed them.

crabapple blossoms

cherry blossoms

It’s been really dry this past month, which kind of has me worried for what the summer/growing season is going to be like.

bluebells

Like I said, it’s been really windy, so it’s hard to photograph those delicate flowers.  I was pleasantly surprised to see one lone bleeding heart.  It was under the magnolia tree I lost in the derecho, and they prefer shade.  I don’t know what’s going to happen there. I guess we’ll see.

The lilacs are beautiful!  I love their scent.

I finally got around to clearing my asparagus patches off.

My plum tree is in really bad shape.  Once again I’m going to try to dig up and replant a couple of the new little ones coming up.

baby plum tree

Hopefully, they will survive if I do it while they are really small.

I also forgot to share that my dad finally came and took my lawn ornament.

Dad getting his mower

You might remember that the mower he loaned me lost its steering.  After sitting in my yard all winter, my dad brought out his brand new tractor.

Yep.  That’s how it went back into town.  LOL

Bless my dad, he’s been mowing my yards for me, but I need to figure something out.

Couple of Updates

26 Apr

I don’t think I actually mentioned this on the blog, but when Wanda had her kids, she thought she needed to chew Lainey’s wattle off.  It kind of freaked me out to see her cute wattle a mangled, bloody mess, and I consulted with the vet.  In the picture below it was healing but still scabbed over.

from March 21st

Well, the wattle wasn’t actually killed.  It’s still there.

from April 23rd

And if you look closely, you can see it’s healed enough that it’s starting to get some hair growing on it.

Lainey

I just keep shaking my head at this one.  Moving on, the green beans I planted as a container crop have grown and now have blossoms!  I’m excited!

green bean blossom

I also had my corn planted last Monday.  Now if only crops were worth anything.

planting corn

After last week’s cold weather, my poor magnolia tree does not look very pretty.  I’m afraid most of the blossoms were frozen.

magnolia

Finally, I mentioned that I thought Joy might be having oopsie babies.  Well, I’m pretty sure she is due on June 1st.

Joy

I went back and checked to see the last time Zeus was out.

She is obviously making an udder, so we’ll just plan on more oopsie babies.  Why not?