Monthly Archives: March 2014

Party Girl

The Formosa azalea┬áis spreading out her best party dress in all its finery for everyone to admire. I stand at the living room window and enjoy watching her dance as the wind sways her branches and ruffles her petals. Party … Continue reading

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Garden Good Guys

The Southern Fence Lizard with its wavy bands looks different than the Florida Green Anole. The Green Anole eats crickets, cockroaches, moths, grubs, beetles, flies and grasshoppers. The Southern Fence Lizard eats most insects including spiders, centipedes and snails but … Continue reading

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Spring!

In January, we planted blackberry sticks – at least that’s what they looked like to me. Then last month we saw a few tiny green leaves at the base of each of the sticks. This week we were surprised by … Continue reading

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Slumber Party

It’s the Big Girls first night in the Chick Coop. They pecked grass, bugs, and sand and played chase all afternoon. Olde Dog got in trouble for trying to play chase, too. The Big Girls have their heat lamp aka … Continue reading

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Florida Prickly Pear

We found a prickly pear when we cleared some space around one of the fences. When I think of prickly pear, I have never thought of Florida! Maybe this is the New Mexico section of our property. It is on … Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Home

The Chicken Coop is ready for the Buff Orpington chickies. We may wait until next week when the low temperatures don’t dip into the 30’s. The brooder is cramping their style. They’ve had a couple of days out in the … Continue reading

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The Owl

I thought an Owl to guard the garden from rabbits, squirrels and other veggie predators was a brilliant idea. We put the Owl out by the garden. I went inside to begin cooking. All was well. Until the Crows spotted … Continue reading

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