Sights from around Crooked Acres.
This year, for the first year ever, we’re getting tons of cantaloupe. Right now, Fred’s bringing in 5 – 10 of them per day. The refrigerator is full of them – what he doesn’t eat, he’s freezing to eat this winter. There are two people who live here, and only one of them likes cantaloupe (I ate a slice of it the other day, and I’m all set ’til next year).
Lemon squash (which looks huge here, but is actually only a little larger than a lemon). Usually by mid-August, we’ve pulled up all the squash plants. This year – maybe due to the cooler-than-usual summer – we’ve still got lemon and pattypan squash coming in.
The compost heap is putting out tomatoes like crazy and they are so, so good. I have zero clue what kind of tomatoes these are – they’re smallish (larger than Sungolds, smaller than Campari) and a deep pink when ripe.
One day a few weeks ago, I stopped by Target. As I was walking toward the store, the sound of an agitated bird caught my attention. I looked, and saw this Kestrel (I think it’s a Kestrel) sitting there.
Then I realized that the Kestrel had a dead baby mockingbird in his talons, and I gasped and called it names (I know, I know, circle of life), and it flew away. I’ve blurred out the baby mockingbird, but you can see the uncensored version over at Flickr by clicking on the picture (it’s not gross or bloody, but some people might not like to see that.)
WARNING: This next section contains pictures of spiders and other bugs. Click here to skip this section, ya big baby.
so no one who doesn’t want to see them
doesn’t have to see
of the spiders
and the other
very cool bugs
because I’m nice like that.
Is that enough space?
Maybe a little more.
I think that’s good.
Every year, we get a Golden Orb Weaver, who we name Dolores. You can see 2013 Dolores here, and 2012 Dolores here. This year she set up camp in the area between the garage and tractor shed (previously, she preferred the front flower bed). This is the first time I’ve seen a male in the web with her.
Okay, that’s it for the spider pictures
and the bug pictures
at least for this time.
I need to get some dog pictures
and chicken pictures
for next time
Is that enough space?
A little more.
Okay, no one tell the people who hate the spider and bug pics that we were totally talking about them.
Orlando will be headed back to Petsmart on Thursday; once another cage is freed up, Angelo will be going back as well. Hopefully they won’t be there for too long!
2013: Norbie gives me the Eyes of Skepticism.
2012: Before you start reading this, please know: it does not have a sad ending.
2011: No entry.
2010: Julie is NOT sitting on the table.
2009: I have fallen head over heels for these monkeys. I always do.
2008: It’s good to be king.
2007: Maryanne continues to make herself at home.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.