My husband, FD, announced last night that he and his friend Hoot would not be working on the cabin this weekend. In my last post, “How I Lost My Husband to An Old Wooden River Bridge”, I lamented a little about spending so many weekends alone over the past year, while FD and Hoot worked … More The Untimely Arrival of the Honey Wagon…
I was up early this morning, hoping to tackle the chores I needed done before the scorching sun became too intense. I spent most of yesterday mowing – five hours on the zero turn, and another hour doing some push mowing. So today, I only needed to finish up mowing around trees and shrubs with … More Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On
Here on the ten-acre ranch, weekends are normally a fairly laid-back affair. We work, we play, we go to bed later than usual, and get up later than usual. It would probably be easier on us if we kept with our normal, work-week sleep schedule, but there is just something a tad rebellious about changing it up … More Seeing Spots on Sunday Morning!
Two years ago, when I took on raising Daisy, an orphaned deer, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I discovered this sweet, little baby deer wandering around down below our slope one morning in late May of 2011. After observing the fawn from a distance for two days, being worried … More Being a Deer Mother… Daisy’s Turn
Last week I got the mower out to clean up some rather odd patches of grass around trees, along the lateral lines, and a large area that had grown up nicely after I forgot to shut off the soaker hoses in my tomato garden and left them running for two days. We were entertaining family that weekend and … More Another Summer of Drought and Extreme Heat
On the evening of June 26th, I found myself wandering the woodland path in search of Daisy deer. I had not seen her in the early morning, but that was not unusual as she had developed a habit of showing up whenever she pleased. Daisy had been on her own since mid-January. She had tried to follow … More Discovering a Woodpecker Fledgling