Monthly Archive: April 2008

Back to the garden 1

Back to the garden

I got back to work on the front bed, ripping up grass. I gave in to temptation and planted some of the natives in the bed, hopefully also keeping them from dying of neglect...

Ovenbird 3

Ovenbird

It was nice to be in Houston over the weekend.  I found this little guy wandering around in a neighbor’s bushes.  It’s an ovenbird, who was caught in the front passing through Texas.  I...

Nashville warblers everywhere! 2

Nashville warblers everywhere!

We had quite a storm last night! Loads of thunder and lightning and a half-inch of rain.  This morning there are Nashville warblers singing in the trees all around.  I am heading to Houston...

If it’s not one thing… 1

If it’s not one thing…

I spent yesterday worrying about this one: April is probably about 13 or 14 years old; I’ve had her since 1998, and when I brought her home she was emaciated, had given birth to...

Peachy! 4

Peachy!

Look! Peaches! Remember the flowers? Well, here is the fruit.  The tree is full of them; hopefully the birds and squirrels will leave us some. This is a bamboo plant that I bought at...

Busting sod 2

Busting sod

1. Pulling up sod is not fun.  This little bed in the front yard is going to take a lot longer than expected!  And I have a feeling I am going to be recruiting...

Spring madness 3

Spring madness

It was a gardening weekend here at the homestead. Friday evening we went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center members’ night of the plant sale. I got plants for a new bed in...

Garden pests 0

Garden pests

I finished my application for the teacher certification program yesterday– the due date, of course. But how can you not put off silly essays til the last minute? I’m still ambivalent; there are some...

I guess I need to buy a new bottle of Bitter Apple 0

I guess I need to buy a new bottle of Bitter Apple

Her name is Sweetpea.  BT named her– I couldn’t believe he didn’t give me hell for bringing home this dog, but he is infatuated with her.  Plus, he finally has a dog young enough...

One-day vacation 0

One-day vacation

My mom and I went to San Antonio for my cousin’s 3-hour course on educational games and methods for young kids. We took advantage of the opportunity to spend a day in SA. The...