The redbuds are blooming and our landscape is turning green. Trees are growing leaves, the grass is coming up, and it's time to cut the grass. Here's why I hate mowing the yard.
It's been so windy this week. We've had extreme fire danger for most of it, and I'm thankful every day for clear horizons, in other words, no smoke that would signal a wildfire. After the frosts we had last weekend, it's warmed up and the horses have been napping in the barn in the afternoons to escape flies. Flies. Already.
We had a pair of Canada geese grazing in the horses' pasture one evening, but they were upset when I fed the horses and flew off. The next morning they were swimming on the pond along with half a dozen wild ducks, and were again bothered by my activity and left. The ducks have been here all week and have brought a few friends as well, and the pair of geese was back last evening.
Sadly, the reason I'm seeing wildlife - the Canada geese, wild ducks, a big tom turkey on the road in front of the house, and a couple of rabbits - is because our dog Cracker has been gone for almost a month. He never would have allowed large birds and other critters to hang around.
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Here's an interesting way to raise some of your own chicken feed: Black Soldier Flies from Bloom Where You're Planted.
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