Random 5 for July 10 – Tomatoes, swamp ass, tropics, bitch, stupid sales pitches

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Tomatoes – Woo hoo I got my first tomato this week. Yes, it’s a yellow cherry tomato but I am very happy! The garden has been quiet. I put chicken wire around my plants. Perhaps that groundhog got too fat … Continue reading

Longing for paradise

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Spring has been a long time coming this year. There are blossoms on the trees and budding leaves too, but there is a definite chill in the air. It’s not the kind of weather that makes you want to frolic … Continue reading

Leftovers from vacation

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Things have a way of punishing you when you ignore them — all things, not just pets.  For this trip the pets seemed to do fine with the cat sitter although they were glad to have access to the screened … Continue reading

They win again | For Animal Lovers

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As background, I live on the edge of a city of 118,000. I don’t live in a rural area. About a half mile from me is a protected wildlife area. I thought it would really be wonderful to be close … Continue reading

The frog saga or desperate frog owners or sex is a pity!

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This post is dedicated to and inspired by my friend Sharlene. She has nursed me through the pond process and counseled whenever I thought the end was near. (I can get theatrical about my pond!) I love wildlife. I have been … Continue reading

$25 a pound for tomatoes — bargain or foolishness?

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My mother always had a garden. She grew string beans, peppers, corn, herbs, some other vegetables and…..drum roll please!…..tomatoes. If you never had a tomato right from the plant, you haven’t had a good one. The problem with tomatoes is that you … Continue reading