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  • Garden rpt: coons ate my peppers last night, deer still consuming peaches & apples

    8/30/2015 7:28:17 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    We've about finished painting/staining the solar shed today, so took a break to check on my raised bed surviving vegies: onions, tomatoes & maxi bell peppers AND my 3 maxi bells that were maturing have been eaten; & by the paw prints it looks like raccoons. I'm so bummed, but thankful that they didn... Read more

  • My home grown vegies in our salad tonight!!!

    8/28/2015 9:52:51 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Guys I am sooooooooooooooooo excited!!! The dinner salad we ate tonight actually included my own home grown tomatoes & one bell pepper - that has somehow survived the deer attack. The tomatoes were kind of puny, but the bell pepper was actually nice sized.... ... Read more

  • BTW- Deer eating my apples too #!*!

    8/26/2015 9:30:47 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    By the way, I took a break from working on the shed to run an errand in town, when I got back I walked over to our old apple tree to pick some apples & see how ripe they were, and discovered that all the low hanging fruit is gone!!! AND there were like a zillion hoof prints all around the trunk of ... Read more

  • Been enjoying the sunshine & getting things done :-)

    8/26/2015 9:22:52 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Since past rains we've had its been great to have more sunny weather to dry things out a bit so we can continue with filling up the open trench from the new solar array to the new 'solar' shed (w/all the batteries & stuff) and to finally be able to stain and weatherize the new shed before fall rains... Read more

  • Weak character & unhealthy choices...

    8/24/2015 10:30:10 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well guys, I was doing pretty good Sunday morning; then hubby broke out the mini powdered donuts... I'm a sucker for donuts and coffee; and I've been doing pretty good this past week, so I had 5 mini donuts w/my morning coffee. Unfortunately about an hour later I went for my 2nd cup of joe, & the d... Read more

  • Deer ate my vegies now its my peaches?!#

    8/21/2015 1:00:33 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Last few weeks in early morning or evening I have had to run deer off from munching leaves off the peach trees near the red shed (we keep a BB-gun by the door to scare deer off). The rains have stopped & sun finally came out, so this am I went out to have my morning coffee on the deck, and saw 2 d... Read more

  • chronic pain management & road to heroin addiction...

    8/18/2015 2:27:03 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Hi all, hubby & I are back from family funeral but are still bummed about the loss of such a sweet young man (34 years old). His problems began with a bad car wreck & back injury with significant back pain while still covered by parents insurance; so doctors care and pain management treatment whe... Read more

  • Prayers needed, lost cousin to drug overdose

    8/13/2015 1:45:55 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Received conformation this pm, that young cousin (34 years old) lost his battle with drug addiction to accidental drug overdose. All of our family is just sick about his death, he had been doing so well this year. I hate drugs ... and the havoc it is having in all of our families. Prayers needed f... Read more

  • Moving big rocks & thinning my peaches

    8/13/2015 1:34:38 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Dirt was too muddy from rain to go back to shoveling dirt back into trench; so spent yesterday moving some of the big rocks we've been setting aside to bottom edge of fence line between new 'solar shed' and old chicken coop/shed. Also thinned peach fruits from our peach trees (they were loaded w/fr... Read more

  • Dug into yellow jacket nest yesterday, what do you do for stings?

    8/11/2015 8:21:48 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Yesterdays, trench filling & dirt digging was interesting for several reasons. This last section of trench dirt was more course that the other sections and all sorts of critters have set up house hold in the nooks and crevices including: the longest skinny black snake I've every seen in my life, t... Read more

  • heavy digging continues, but end in sight

    8/10/2015 4:43:41 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Hubby & I are back to digging and filling the trench to new solar panels on the hill. Its been hard work for us, but we've been chopping our time up because of rainy weather and having to do other things. We've now fill trench in the lower/house level; and low hill portion past the chicken coop and... Read more

  • Liquid Diet today

    8/6/2015 1:50:10 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    My tummy has been a bit upset last few days; so this morning I thought I'd give the digestive system a little break from solid food; and just do a liquid diet today. Hope everyone is having a great summer! 437... Read more

  • Deer in my mini-peach orchard!!!???

    8/4/2015 10:51:17 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Dog gone it!! I'm back in side the house, looking out the back window (10-amish) and what do I see??? A deer hoping over the fence walking over to my peach trees that comprise my mini-orchard of 6 peach trees; and starts munching down on the leaves!!! What is going on???!!! There is plenty of... Read more

  • I love/hate it when company comes...

    8/4/2015 9:09:08 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well hubby has advised me he's bringing his sister home for a 4-5 day visit tomorrow, so today I am on house cleaning alert!!! I definitely have to get in the guest bedroom & bath and clean, vacuum, dust, change bed sheets, wash old bed sheets, etc, etc. Plus prepare menu & then run to the grocery s... Read more

  • PS: Tigger kitty two/2 & mice zero/0

    8/3/2015 11:06:36 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    I forgot to mention that this fine morning on the farm I was greated by 2 dead mice offerings on the back porch by Tigger kitty. Todays farm offering was a bit gruesome, one was headless & both had had intestine spillage... Apparently Tigger does not like mice guts or or their livers. But I... Read more

  • Heavy digging today ...

    8/3/2015 10:54:48 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well heading out today to do some more "heavy digging" hoping that I can get 10 more feet of the big trench filled w/dirt. So happy that we are having cool mornings; it was awful trying to fill the trench when its hot; and this will be so much easier that man handling 80# bags of cement, that we did... Read more