Wednesday, December 29, 2010

That Little Stinker

Very early (about 2:00 a.m.) Tuesday morning our puppy was barking and barking and barking and....She just kept on barking. William got out of bed to check on her. She was looking out the back door so he opens the back door to see what kind of varmint was causing so much aggravation to the puppy.

When he came back to bed he said, "You'd never believe what was out by our garbage can." I guessed a deer. He said "No. A skunk!" I asked if he shot it and he said "NAH!! That thing would have sprayed everything." Then he said, "I backed into the house as quietly and as quickly as I could."

Now my William is over six feet tall, a rather large man and has size thirteen feet....The mental picture of him backing quietly and quickly brings a giggle every time I think about it. Even at two o'clock in the morning.

The little Stinker is still wondering around some where in our area. I just hope neither of us walk up on it while it is out strolling.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

One Word


Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Beginning To Feel Like Winter....

Cold temperatures moved in last week. Nighttime temps dropped to the teens with the daytime temperature rising into the forties on most days. A couple of days the temperatures hovered in the high thirties.

We still have veggies in the garden though. The collard greens, green onions, kale, rosemary, chives and even the mustard greens are still surviving even after the low temps. The cold only makes the greens sweeter.

However, today we have temperatures that have almost reached seventy degrees. Instead of having the heat on five grates we have the front door opened to get some fresh air in here.

Springtime hasn't returned. It's only a respite for a day or two. Monday morning we are supposed to hit the teens again.

It's nice while it lasts.