Good Fences

  They say good fences make good neighbors. That might be so, but here’s a fence that stands alone, not between me and anything.  It’s not a particularly “good” fence, in that it’s not all spiffy, not something that zoning regulations would approve of. It’s a fence that’s no better… Continue reading

Equinox

Yes, it’s that time already. The winding-down time. Equinox, the elusive point on the calendar when we tip over into autumn.  When nights grows longer than days. When it’s time to harvest what has been so carefully grown, and then to can, freeze, dry, and otherwise store foodstuff and supplies… Continue reading

Good neighbors are good to have

Remember the last couple posts when I talked about flooding and my subsequent truck adventure?  When I was so proud I could handle those problems without having to call a neighbor for help?  The truck adventure was Tuesday.  On Wednesday morning while I was feeding the horses, the damn dogs… Continue reading

Truck adventure

I don’t like truck adventures.  This is not to say I don’t like adventures that trucks are used in.  I just don’t like adventures about trucks. Last blog post I wrote about floods.  Today I’m blogging about what happens after floods.  Namely, mud.  Um.  And complications. TUESDAY: About mud Mud… Continue reading

Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading

Live: It’s The Beetles

I’m going to talk about blister beetles, but I want you know know that problems of this kind start well before the first beetle arrives in my yard.   It starts in January. You know what I mean. That’s when the pushers start showing up, the ones who have learned our… Continue reading

Five Things I Forgot To Mention

Actually more than five things.  I mean OMG – I forgot to blog. Not only have I not blogged in a couple weeks, but I discovered a blog post I drafted the end of February and never posted. It concerned death in my house, COVID in my county, cows in… Continue reading