Sunday, January 31, 2021

Does Early Blooms Forecast Return Of Winter?

 Seems like the last five years we have spring, summer later. But spring puts in an early appearance and then backs off and puts in another appearance weeks or months later.

The native grasses are returning and with the rain/snow leaving everyone is spending more time in the pasture. 

The Chicklets from last year are contributing to the current increase in eggs. 

And in the last week the daffodils someone planted by the pump enclosure have popped up.

But does this mean we will have a tease of Spring and then a recess back to rain, freezes and winter ?

What is going on at your homestead?

Monday, January 25, 2021

Rain,Snow and Freeze Oh My!

 I was in Fresno a couple of weeks ago. Made a trip to see a friend and found this wall decor at Hobby Lobby. Got a nice sale price and plan to hang it in the fiber room which is currently a project in motion.     

I was joined by Miss Genna from Thursday to Sunday. We spent Saturday on the work crew at church who were redoing the nursery floor and replacing baseboards and such  it was a lovely although cold with a colder wind blowing.

Friday we drove to the nursery in a neighboring small town and I found this primrose to add a bit of color to the cabin. 
Our drive over it started with snow and the temperature dropped rapidly. 

The last radishes from my Fall planting . They were hardy critters living through several frost and a couple freezes. Also a enthusiastic K9 who dumped them head over heels early on. 

Cold rain and snow today. Need to wrestle myself out from the wood stove and do some things outside .

Still getting organized to redo the blog. Should be easier as my family gave me a Chromebook. It is perfect for what I need to use it for.  

But I decided to pop in to let y’all know I am still around. Marvelous Monday !

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Quick Update

 I have a lengthy post I have been working on for about ten days on and off. After experiencing extreme technical issues on both bloggers new “improved” program and a few rounds of trying to get my laptop to download the photos from my phone I simply shook my head and gave up for now. 

But today is a new day and I am sharing a few photos of the fruits   Veggies and decorative Fall garden additions.  Except for one item let’s play which one isn’t the same and see if you get it correct. Y’all are smart cookies and it is easy don’t over think it. 😂 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Wisdom


“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.” –Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), Spanish Catholic priest and theologian

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday Morning


Coffee on the porch with a twist of smoke and ash

Look who is here for a short visit to help Gammie with more wood stacking chores.

And on the back porch the weather is cool with a touch 
of  ash and smoke

Greetings and beautiful blue sky’s with big puffy clouds .  My brother in law is with his Mama in her home in Mexico. She and her late husband have dual citizenship and her son is helping her with some items there.

On the fire front 212,744 acres gone as of last night. 10% containment. The heavy smoke and clouds of the last week have kept the spread of the fire suppressed but with the winds expected today that could change. So we are living with a double edged sword.  The air gets better the fire could become more aggressive. 

Miss. Claire and I will brave the great outdoors and see what we can get done in her short time here. 

For anyone who wants very accurate information here is a link to the CalFire incident page. I hope I takes you directly to Creek Fire our current fire.