Come On Let’s Turkey Trot !!!

Back in June, I posted that we had wild turkeys running around the place. At that time, we saw two. Well, today, I saw one in the back part of our yard (a cleared area of about 2 1/4 acres). Shadows passed from overhead and I noticed vultures flying above. Apparently, the turkey observed them … Continue reading

Summer Flowers !!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer!! Here in Central Virginia, we’ve had lots of rain (to make up for last year’s drought). Peaches are coming in faster than you can say “peach cobbler,” and the rain has helped my grass grow nicely. Our drainfield covers about a quarter of an acre and we planted … Continue reading

Wild Turkeys !!

Was sitting in the living room on Sunday sipping my morning breakfast tea when I caught sight of two wild turkeys taking a Sunday stroll across the backyard. We knew that there were turkeys in the area, but none had ever come into the yard, at least when we were watching. The two turkeys strutted … Continue reading

Cicadas, Forsythia and Yellow Iris

Well, if you are on the East Coast, you are no doubt aware of the Cicada love fest that is currently in progress !!! Our house sits on a newly cleared lot that was fully forested, so 17 years ago, the cicadas did their thing and b-b-b-billions of cicada eggs were laid. Consequently, we are … Continue reading

Got Rocks ??

Last summer, I purchased some lavender and rosemary plants, thinking that our new house would be build MUCH SOONER than actually happened. As a result, the plants sat on the porch of our rental house until we moved into the new house in November. And that’s when I finally planted the herbs.

A Native Plant Crown Jewel

In advance of the monsoon predicted for the upcoming days, I headed out to the yard to plant some things that have been hanging around waiting for my inspired moment.

Green, Green Grass of Home

Woo-Hoo!!! We’re starting to see the grass sprouting up from the mud and clay that has been our yard ever since we moved into the house in late November.