I have not been ranging far this week, because Keith has been hospitalized again since
This time has been more serious, and we ask for prayers.
Tomorrow (Sunday) he will be having several procedures that
they cannot put off any longer.
We expect him to be home around mid-week.
Needless to say, this has been a going back and forth week
I am going to run to do the chickens this morning (now down to 20) and
then on to the hospital. Keith called as I finished showering, and sounds
good for the first time in days, so prayerful thanks from me.
The dogs have been getting walked... on short hospital breaks.
The weather has been glorious, every day. There is cloud cover today, but no rain expected until
Notice my dainty little finger in the shadows?
My patio flowers have been coming to the end. I need to collect seeds tonight, if I can remember.
See that rogue tomato? It has bloomed and set fruit... there are three tomatoes on it.
I'll be starting my own seeds next year, the tomato plants I bought this year were not
I did get to spend a little time with the chickens... I have to get away from the hospital off and on.
I found this character on his/her way up the hummingbird pole. As mantises can kill hummers, I was glad that it was literally the day of the last hummer!
I have left two feeders up just in case some late stragglers come by.
I did not kill the mantis (you all know me better).
Here is something else I am doing:
Yes, the deck rail is getting gooey.
I don't care.
I was bringing in the finch bowl every night... now I leave it out. Once the bees leave,
the moths come, and they are just as much fun to watch.
I have three blobs out.... I realized the bees had taken over.
I notice they found the hummer feeders, too.
They are making honey for their long winter.
I'll post as I can over the next few days.
(still no stings! I am calm around them, and they don't bother me)