Spider plants

This plant is known as the spider plant, ribbon plant an airplane plant.

They grow fast and usually have 4- 6 strands of babies hanging off with 10 – 12 babies total.

Mine have gone nuts this year to the point I have 3 hanging baskets and these 2 large containers plus I have given away many.

The big plant probably has a100 baby spiders on it. You can take these off and plant them in the dirt to get a new plant it’s really a unique plant.

These are in the morning sun but afternoon shade and I think that is why they like it so much.

I have 3 hanging baskets on the back porch in full shade.

I love my spider plants they are a good bang for your buck.

Dove peek a boo

Around here you never know what might be sticking its head up from a feeder.

You could only see this dove’s head and she was so pretty.

After living here for almost 43 years, raccoons can be seen eating the bird seed at night. I am trying not to put out too much to avoid them moving in full-time.

I think it’s so sad that all the woods in our area are now subdivisions and the wildlife is being chased out.

We must protect our wildlife the best we can. I genuinely enjoy taking pictures of my visitors.

Clearing our Property

We have paid the mulcher 2 times to clear our property then we paid the tree plucker 2 times plus he did some mulching at the end.

None of this would have been possible without our daughter Jeanelle supervising the mulchers and tree pluckers while they were there. Our son-in-law David did our first burning and it took a few days to burn out.

Basically, if you are buying forest land please know up front this will cost you about $5000.00 to do for two acres.

They have to clear an area so you can burn the trees without burning the forest. This of course has to happen when there is no burn ban. In the meantime, you have huge piles of trees to look at. This picture was at the beginning of the new piles the second tree plucking and after the first burning of piles.

What you can do is pick and choose the trees you want to keep. We wanted to keep some magnolias, sweet gums, oaks, maples and a few we were not sure of the names. I love trees and I know it takes a long time to get them to grow very big. I wanted to save plenty of trees even if we have to cut some down later on. We found 10-foot tall or taller magnolias.

Next up we will get the electricity and the well.

We think we are building kinda to the left in this picture. Every time we go there we have problems trying to decide. It’s not easy to figure this out especially when you know later on you will add onto this for your new permanent residence.

Right now we have sunrise behind us and sunset in front of us it really is perfect.

In the cabin, I want a lot of large windows as many as I can get because I want to see the outdoors while indoors. In other words, I want to be one with nature.

Being surrounded by trees and wildlife is going to be wonderful plus having the grandkids within walking distance down the trails.

Wildflowers from the birds

This year, we have been finding the black oiled sunflowers all over our yard and pasture.

Well, this makes sense because I feed that seed.

The wildlife reseeds the seed you feed them, which is a win-win situation for all of us.

Life is good and these flowers can survive our drought then I have something to photograph.

Zoee turns four years old

Our little Zoee turns four years old today shes such a little firecracker.

She loves to run as fast as she can, jump for sticks and play in the water hose. When Daisy is around she likes to play keep away but it’s a competition to play fetch together.

She also loves to snuggle up next to you when you are watching tv. There are times when I am at the computer she will come up and lay her head on my leg just to let me know she’s there.

Boxer dogs are affectionate, loyal, and protective.

Fluffy little puppy kisses

Coco Chanel (Cici) the chocolate-colored Dachshund had her first litter of puppies.

They are almost 6 weeks old and so adorable I want to keep them all.

I love taking pictures of puppies and the Long-haired Dachshunds are so cute.

The brown and white male has not been reserved yet but the other two are reserved.

Shady Acres Leggett puppies are top quality, registered, and health checked. These 3 all have chocolate noses. If you are interested in a puppy contact Jeanelle on Facebook.

Fluffy little puppy kisses now that’s a good thing.

Aloe Bloom

There are so many types of Aloe plants.

I have four or five different varieties.

Many of mine have bloomed this year.

I love succulents.

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.

Birdhouse wall

The grandkids and I love to craft together.

We have this birdhouse wall on the side of the well shed.

All the houses would not fit so there are a few more across the yard from these.

We have not seen any birds nest in them but who knows maybe some birds will like condo-type living.

This was done more for decoration to add some color to the backyard.

Make your yard stand out with bright colors so every time you walk out there it makes you smile.

Baby Cardinal learning to fly

This young cardinal is somewhere between 9 – 11 days old that is when they fledge the nest.

The day before yesterday I was watering the shrub it was in and boy did it squeal. With our current drought, there’s not been a lot of rain. I had no idea there was a nest in the shrub.

A few hours later I look out and I see the parents circling it to get off a limb of another shrub and fly. I got to get a few pictures in between all the action. I can hear them fussing so I know the baby is not listening.

This was my first time seeing a cardinal fledgling and I adore red birds so this meant a lot to me.

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