Last year we were complaining … and worried … about drought. In the earliest days of Spring it was so dry that most mornings came without dew on the grass. Crops around here greatly suffered and many farmers reported a loss. This year it’s rain. And more rain. And … well, there’s no lack of [...]
Someone in town mentioned that they haven’t seen any Robins for a very long time. I think they’re all at my house. There’s a pair that have taken over the rain puddles on this tarp, and then there’s a mama Robin who built her nest under the eave of our front porch. And to think [...]
Spring has been flirtatious this year. Snow in early May. Only a single day that has edged to the 70 degree mark. Now it’s a wet and cool Memorial Day weekend with my vegetable garden half planted. About the only thing I’ve found this gloomy weather good for is a walk through the local cemetery… [...]
March and I aren't on the best terms. I've kinda had it with how the month teases about Spring yet tastes like Winter. How it stirs hope, but historically has kicked my family in the gut.
Raising a Puppy in a Pandemic World Upon our decision to get a puppy, I vowed to myself (in a loud, lecturing voice heard only inside my own head) to NOT to make all of my blog posts about the dog. There's more to our small town life and these serious times than having a [...]
(Heading Photo is a Pexels free Photo and not my own) It's squirrel escapades at our house We were wondering why our cats have been meeting us at the door recently seeming emotionally needy. (This was pre-puppy, so Tillie wasn't the problem at that point.) Pacing, yowling, rubbing against us ... we thought maybe this [...]
There a few things that quickly come to mind now that we have ventured back into life with a puppy in our little town. 1 - Don't dare bring home a new dog and not immediately introduce it to all of the neighbors and shop owners in town. They don't have dog teats in their [...]
A kitchen makeover (if you can call simply painting cabinets a "makeover") under the guidance of a long time, special friend brings with it profound moments. Our new mantra, for instance ... "Don't worry. Just do it ... we can go back and fix anything." "... a little sandpaper ... some more paint ... we'll [...]
Winter is no surprise in Palouse Country ... we expect four seasons around here. It's what makes the soil so fertile. But winter teases us ... messes with our emotions and this year has been a flirt more than ever. Snow caught us by surprise before Halloween, but then kept its cool, playing us ... [...]
Bird Wars Winter Feeding Sunflower Seeds Beauty in Nature What Kind of Birds are These?