Bunny

This year has been very productive for the rabbits.

We had a nest of bunnies in the backyard that the dogs found but we saw them and protected them.

We have 4 medium-sized rabbits I see every evening in the pasture and on the deck.

I saw two just a while ago in the pasture and today there were two babies eating bird seed.

I bought them some Timothy Hay and Alfalfa cubes to feed them. I am sure it’s better for them than birdseed. Jack is going to get me some rabbit food tomorrow. I am also filling water bowls around since this drought is brutal on the animals.

They have probably been watching us longer than we have them. I really do love the wildlife.

Stink bugs and tomatoes

Right about the time the tomatoes really start producing here come the stink bugs.

We battle this every year and it’s so annoying. They do not bother with the yellow or the orange tomatoes but they sure do love the red and purple.

I had read to add 1 – 2 tablespoons of Dawn to a gallon of water in a sprayer. We did this 5 days ago and now the tomatoes are perfect so we will be doing this every week to get back our tomatoes crop.

Here are a few tomatoes from today one of our favorite ways to eat them is tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and Italian dressing covered with foil and placed in the fridge for a few hours this will last a few days. This is yellow, red, and purple tomatoes in this mix.

On an average day, we pick about 30 tomatoes

Fresh vegetables are one of my favorite times of the year.

Lizard time

As a kid, I loved catching lizards.

As an adult, I no longer catch them I just photograph them.

I love their scales the teal blue around their eyes and almost all of them have battle scars.

The tiny lizards in your yard can entertain you and pose for pictures.

Babysitting a heifer calf

Our daughter’s cow Penny had her first calf a registered miniature Herford Heifer.

She is probably around 30#s and was born last Friday nite. It is hard to tell how small something is in pictures but Zoee is taller than this baby.

Penny rejected it which is not uncommon for first-time mama cows. She began kicking it and trying to get it out of her way. She would not even clean it in most circumstances, this only happens with the first calf so she should be a good mama next time.

They were getting ready to go out of town so guess who is babysitting. She gets two bottles a day 2 pints each. She follows me around like a dog when I let her out. She runs like crazy in our backyard trying to experience her legs.

Zoee wants to mother her so so bad but I have not let her do this she gets to visit through the fence.

Here are a few pictures of Nutmeg which with the help of a friend we named her I am sure the name will get changed.

Little baby calves and cameras get along pretty well.

Hide and Seek Frog

A grey tree frog hiding on the side of a vintage metal chair/ swing.

This frog was so round it cracked us up. Its colors were quite pretty.

I love frogs, lizards, and geckos, and I truly enjoy taking pictures of these tiny little

creatures.

Little Red Lantern

This Lantern is fairly old but not an antique. Its glass was broken a few years ago so now it just hangs on the fence.

I could not help but notice what a great picture it would make.

The tangerine cross vines bloomed and climbed around the lantern.

There is always something unique to take pictures of just stop and notice what is in front of you.

Hawk in the fog

One morning last week it was really foggy the dew was heavy and wet feeling.

I noticed this hawk on the fence post across the street sitting there with feathers slightly ruffled pondering the idea that maybe later there would be some sunshine.

I was able to get a few shots through the window without being spotted.

This hawk having a bad feather day must know how it feels when we have a bad hair day.

Nature truly inspires me and always makes me smile.

Crickets pups 13 days old

Today Crickets pups are 13 days old.

You might be noticing there are only 8 pups. A few days ago we lost two puppies.

Cricket was laying on top of them when she was sleeping and did not realize it and they were crushed. Little puppies can root right under a mama dog. Jeanelle went to check on everyone and found her and when she stood up she noticed the two pups were crushed. Jeanelle and I both cried over this. Things like this happen and it is just very sad.

The remaining 8 are all doing well tails were docked last week and Cricket got a check-up she is back to her normal weight of 153 #s. The pups are gaining weight fast which is really good.

Their eyes are starting to open and they are trying to walk.

More updates as time goes on.

Supercal Sunset Orange Petunia

This is a new variety of Petunia and I was able to snag 3 hanging baskets at Houston Garden Center.

I have no idea how much I paid for them I just wanted them lol.

This flower truly looks like a sunset.

These are supposed to be a bigger bloom and a rounder larger shape for the plant.

I love flowers, especially petunias. These will be planted in the ground for their visual impact.

Moo

This little calf moved in next door and I have been trying to get some cute pictures.

This was the pose I got most of the time it’s farther away than this.

One of the joys of country living is the livestock that is nearby. I love all the baby animals.

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