Found this piece of twine while going through some papers a few days ago. Twine that is used in hay balers, the ones that make square bales, the kind my Dad used to work on. If Dad was out and decided to stop by and I wasn't at home he would tie a small piece of twine to the handle on the storm door to let me know he had been here. He always had twine in his truck. Most times the pieces tied to the door found their way to the trash can. So, it was a really good feeling to find this piece of twine and the memories that came with it.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
...the bees are still busy gathering their supplies to make honey
..I have not seen a lot of bees this year...I have read several
books and articles about their decline and know that we all will
pay a dear price if we do not make changes to help save the bees.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
...... an inedible mushroom...probably
growing off the roots of a deceased tree...
two days later... shooting skyward...
between 8 1/2 and 9 inches in height
the ink in the cap....in other times the caps were
boiled with water to make a 'drawing ink'
needing a writing instrument...this small found
feather will do...
the final results...the ink cap itself will be gone tomorrow.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
This plant is native to the United States. I think these star shaped flowers are beautiful. If you take a look in the lower right corner you will see the 'prickles' . Take it from a gal that grew up barefoot stepping on one of these plants is not a fun thing to happen. Small, juicy, yellow/orange fruits will remind you of cherry tomatoes although I have never eaten them. You would not want this plant growing in a field where animals were grazing.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A thunder storm came through early this evening with booming thunder that sent the cats scurrying for shelter under the bed. The weather radio now seems to prepare for us the worst with every announcement of 'winds to sixty miles per hour and hail the size of quarters'. None of that was received but being prepared is always best. Of course it was a blessing for it dumped some water on us, not enough but still a blessing.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Tulip Poplar is casting off it's leaves, waiting for a truly drenching drink from the sky. Showers arrive and depart quickly, barley wetting the leaves and can be weeks apart in their appearance. Corn crops in the region are suffering, farmers are looking to salvage a crop and hoping the rain will fall before all is lost.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Meet Patty Cake !!
The newest granddoggie. Adopted at the shelter by Tiffiny.
Patty Cake is about two years old and a really sweet, laid back
She likes to lay around and snuggle and sleeps quite a bit. She does
have an alternate side that has also given her a second name,
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Lots of green meditation happening here. The green pony is running
most every day.
The Tulip Poplar Tree, Kentucky's state tree and a Mother's
Day gift a dozen years ago. Fast growing, beautiful trees.
Just one of the beautiful blossoms adorning the Tulip Poplar tree.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It's that time of the year when Robin's are willing to
show their recklessness to the world. You would
think that a being with the skills they possess in construction
would also choose the best building sites. Not so, they will build
a nest on the top of a tire on your car while it is parked. The nest
above is so close to the ground that it would brush the top of a
cat's head. I found a nest blown from a tree and placed in on the side
porch, in less than twenty minutes there were two eggs laid in it.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I do get into town every week and as this is a rural community
I was not too surprised to think this was a Holstein calf in the
back of a small car. But, as I got closer I realized it was a really
big dog ! There are many strange and funny sights on the
highways today, keep your camera ready.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Off With Their Heads.....
Most Important !!!!!!
Do Not Gather Any Flower Heads That Have
Been Treated With Any Chemicals.......
Start small...gather two cups of Dandelion flower heads...
Prepare The Batter
1/2 cup Biscuit Flour
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
***Please note...I did not have Biscuit Flour in my cabinet today
so I used this wonderful Seasoned Flour
Heat about 1/2 inch of cooking oil in a skillet over medium+ heat ...
I am using a small skillet..the oil is ready when a small amount of batter dropped
into it sizzles..
Dip flower heads into batter and drop head first into hot oil
Cook until golden brown and turn with tongs to fry bottom side.
Drain well on paper towel.
They are delicious! Good hot or cold. If using the Seasoned Flour
try them with Ranch Dressing....yummy!!
The original recipe and other great wild recipes are in this book.
Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
February's 'extra day' gave us wind, rain, and about four tornado watch/warnings. There was such a downpour that at one time the front field looked like a river was flowing through it. Mother Nature did relent and withdrew the rain and left behind a humid seventy degree temperature this afternoon. I like the thought of an 'extra day' versus 'leap year'.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
An empty pod of Honeyvine Milkweed. The Fairy like seeds all blown away to bloom in another field this year. This plant is recommended by beekeepers as a source of pollen for honey production. And of course it is a favorite of the Monarch butterfly as well. It does spread easily and can become a noxious weed if not controlled.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
To Angel, the Granddoggie that has lived with and loved us for many years. She had heart surgery as a puppy and came to live and share in our lives when her original family moved back to California. She was devoted to my son and I think she really enjoyed living in the country as these pictures indicate. We will miss her greatly.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I am just enthralled by them at the moment. This is the first one I did with a new app "Tiny Planets" on the phone. I will get better at doing the shots. This one was taken at dusk yesterday and even though it is somewhat blurred I still like it. I am posting a different one here that I did using a photo from the camera. If you would like to see some fabulous tiny planets done using photoshop go here.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Baby Chicks...A painting project from last February. I can remember from my childhood the chicks and all the 'cheeps and peeps' they made and right now when every gardener is drooling over seed catalogs I am thinking once again of having a few chickens. I would love to have fresh eggs ! I usually get myself talked out of it as I think I have enough work and companions already. Still........