Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 Summer's last day, or there abouts.

Pretty sure this is Viola's 3rd shot at a "90th annual Horse & Colt Show" (1st one was scuttled by a 500 year flood, and the 2nd was victim of the China-Virus/2020 pandemic).

Lots of progress on the house and yard.  Perhaps a 'Best of' video or slideshow is appropriate.

Wondering how long Facebook will be something those over 40 or under 30 still use.

Trying out Tylenol to see if can help with the day to day aches and pains.  I HATE DRUGS and avoid them like the plague.  Not certain my body and mind are going to put up with that train of thought for much longer.

Remembered today how good a lawn can feel under your feet, especially when its just due for a cutting; does anyone else keep their at 3" or higher or is that just me? (and my neighbors who both seem to be more concerned that the seams between our lawns are even than to stick to any particular height they have chosen on their own #trendsetter LOL

Thinking about starting a FB page with all the privacy setting at "Only Me" and then give out invites to everyone.

Do turtles look at humans in awe or in sadness when they see us without shells surrounding our torso and abdomen?

So many animals in our yard this year!
- Gray Tree frog (x2 even as I saw them both on the side deck at the same time while washing out some storage tubs last month.)

- Dragonfly who was in our yard buzzing around for a few weeks at least.

- Black Mud Daubers

- Bumble Bees

- Honey Bees

- Yellow Jackets

- About 5 other "wasp/bee" species I didn't bother to ID

- Rabbits

- Squirrels, they're living in at least one if not two of our trees; as many walnuts as they've buried we ought to have a tree by this time next year.

- Hawk which killed and ate one of the baby rabbits in our back alley behind our neighbors house/his driveway technically as the alley ends at our property line and the rest is his driveway.

- Lady Bugs. Not the Chinesium knock off ones that smell to high heaven when they get crushed, but the honest to goodness cute as a button garden carnivores we grew up with back in the day.

- Moths galore with our cats love to play with on the back deck at night.

- Monarch Butterflies

- Swallowtails both a yellow and a blue

- Earth worms everywhere.

I can see why people go to the trouble they do to get a garden in and plant perennials. Hopefully with the permaculture and other modest upfront investment/low to no upkeep steps I've been using over the last 10 years, we can keep up a good looking yard for a few more decades.

Well, better check on Julie.  She's enjoying the freshly cleaned upstairs bathroom as I type.  Take care and God bless.


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