Story #1: We had a greenhouse visitor. A couple days ago, I checked inside our little greenhouse to see how my plants were doing. Out of the corner of my eye, I say something brown and fuzzy. I thought it was a mouse, but turns out it was a little dark-eyed junco.
Story #2: The older chickens are not my friends right now. My awesome chicken proof fence around my garden is still awesome, but totally not chicken proof anymore. They figured out how to fly over it and have done some serious damage to my stuff.
* Onions - 1/2 of them gone, the other half, trampled
* Peas - half totally trampled and buried
* Green beans - seeds ripped out of the ground
* Kale - one row trampled/eaten
What the hell. I'm so mad. Now I can never let them free roam again unless under someone's direct supervision, or get (meaning buy, most likely,) a taller fence. The part that we made out of sticks is working well, it's the other real fence that they're able to jump over. I just don't think we have enough sticks to replace it. I guess to Home Depot we must go.
Story #3: Did you know the sun has been coming out lately? I guess you'd have to live in cave to not notice that. To me, sun means happiness, warmth, flowers blossoming, and being able to dry my clothes outside! YES. I love knowing that I'm using a completely renewable and free source of energy to dry my clothes.
|Being able to do this makes me very happy.|
* Turn your darker clothes inside out. I'm always a little afraid that the sun will bleach them, so turning them inside out helps prevent that a little.
* Make sure your underwear is hidden in between large things like towels and t-shirts. (We have a grumpy neighbor who might complain if she had to see our unmentionables.)
* If you don't want your towels to be super stiff, take them down just before they get completely dry and give them 5 minutes in the dryer.
Lastly, a picture of a magnolia flower. It blossomed so late this year I forgot I even had a magnolia tree in my backyard.
|Look at all those stamens!|