Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time in front of screen

Just spent 2 hours figuring out how to reactivate this blog through Google+. Oh my friends, especially Nancy and Cyndi, who have spent the time learning this language of computers! My hat is off to you!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

keeping hope alive

can't be wrong even though hope sometimes feels like the new opiate of the masses

A New Porch

And now I am living back in Oklahoma City, contemplating a new porch but thinking about it in the same, well-used chair. Stay tuned for pictures.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, May 28, 2007

Even more rain!

Sometime last week there wound up being 2 inches of rain in the rain gauge. And today, I got back from a 3 day weekend and there were three inches of rain in the gauge!!! There was water standing everywhere so I think most of it came today. Things are lush and green.

My rain barrel is full again from the roof runoff. I poured some vegetable oil in it the last time to keep the mosquitoes from breeding and it seemed to work so I'm going to do that again.

The hummingbirds are hanging around. I wonder if they are the same ones from last year. I made them some fresh sugar water tonight. I plan to plant more flowers for them.

I've been reading a bit about butterflies and have plans for some flowers and bushes they like. Lots to do around the farm in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

more rain and more beetles

Sometime last week we got another inch of rain. Also, the Colorado potato beetles came back. I have picked them off by hand and put them in soapy water, mostly in hopes that they will not get into the ground and attack the next thing I plant there. I've read they like tomatoes, too.

I'm going to dig up the potatoes in the next few days. Maybe I'll get some tubers out of it after all.