Sights from around Crooked Acres.
This Robin sat in the tree right outside my window for a long, long time. I sat with my camera trained on her, ready to snap pictures when she took flight. I waited. And waited and waited. Then I waited some more.
Meet Chachi. He’s been coming around since November or so. He’s truly feral – the instant he sees a human, off he runs. We need to trap him and have him neutered at the very least (none of the outside cats appreciate the sprayed messages he leaves), so I imagine we’ll have to bring the outside cats inside and set the trap, soon.
My raised beds. Two boxes are planted with Romaine lettuce (heat-resistant), and one box is planted with Purslane. The last bed will eventually be half Basil and half Dill. I’ve started my tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, and peppers in peat pots in the garage (upstairs, in front of the windows). The big garden has been tilled. The tomatoes/cukes/peppers/eggplants won’t be ready to go into the ground until about mid-May, but Fred will be planting beans, squash, and corn in the next week or so.
The Wisteria is blooming. It’s so pretty, and smells SO good. Talk about invasive, though – I’ll have to chop back tendrils of Wisteria vine all summer long; otherwise, it’ll take over the entire back yard.
Someone wanted to see one of the blue eggs, so here’s a selection of the eggs we’re getting these days. I guess it’s really more green than blue. That tiny egg in the lower right is from a new lay-er. They start out that size when young hens start laying, and gradually get bigger.
I got a video of Mister Possum, with a special appearance at the end by Stefan! (Fred assures me that in real life, I do NOT sound like that much of a redneck!)
So, Orlando is at Petsmart, and Livia is back here, and unfortunately it’s not going so great. Livia’s been walking around growling and hissing at Thomas, Tricki, and Dennis since I let her out of the carrier. She and Thomas have had a few slap fights, and I’m not so worried about him, but Dennis and Tricki have been hiding in the closet and won’t come out.
I’m going to give Livia a little more time to straighten up, but she may end up going back to Petsmart tomorrow. I can’t have her terrorizing the shyer kittens, and I have nowhere else to put her.
She’s super friendly toward people – I wish someone with lots of love to give and no desire to have more than one cat would show up and adopt her silly self. She’s really a super sweet girl – she just has NO use for other cats!
Edited to add: This morning, Tricki and Dennis appear to have decided that Livia is all bluster (which she is), and they’re ignoring her hisses. They’re both moving around the room in a relaxed manner, so Livia can stay and get some serious R&R.
2013: “LOOK, lady, I’m trying to EAT here. You want to knock it off with the clickety-clack of that stupid camera?”
2012: Newbery Monday.
2011: Paws up, y’all.
2010: I try to never disturb a sleeping kitten, but boy – they are SO cute and fuzzy, it’s hard not to grab them up and snuggle them!
2009: No entry.
2008: “Momma!!! We is HUNGREE!”
2007: I consider it a weekend well spent.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.