Harry

We adopted Stripey and Harry from a mama cat that deserted her kittens about 5 years ago.

Stripey disappeared a few years ago and Harry in the last few weeks they are both missed very very much. I liked having outside cats around that way there was mouse control for the sheds and the barn.

We are down to two cats Mr. Bird and Puffy Tail they are inside/outside cats and around 9 years old.

 

The fall garden

Jack has been busy getting the gardens ready to plant.

He plants in the regular garden the raised gardens and the greenhouse.

Currently lots of lettuce, cabbage, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, and swiss chard.

I have no idea what else will be planted I do not even try to guess it anymore.

I just want my gourd seeds planted and my loofa seeds.

We have been giving everything away since the COVID19 Pandemic we felt like it was our way to give back to the community.

This fall our plans are to sell some vegetables.

Hopefully, I will have some pics in the next month.

 

A splash of purple

Mexican Heather is one of those plants you can buy that keeps putting on a show all year long.

It is actually false heather not sure how it got its name.

It’s fairly inexpensive and works out great as a border around a flower bed.  We probably have somewhere around 30 of these plants. They work out great for a spot of color in an area that might not have a lot of colors.

They seem to like it in the sun or partial shade they do well in both areas.

 

 

Birds on a wire

I took this picture back in the fall of 2015 but I love it.

There are places in our area that the birds gather on the high lines right before dark and that is the best time to get a picture like this because the lighting is not to bright.

I think this picture reflects the way our society is. Some people love being part of a large group others prefer small groups and some like going it all alone.

This is a story about Life and I think the birds understand it better than we do.

Sweet Potato Vine

This sweet Potato Vine was started from a few sprigs off another plant I had.

We had built small flower beds in front of the greenhouse to add interest little did we know this would happen. Now it is about 5ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.

This is pretty much in full sun from 10 a.m. on. The lizards seem to like it.

Some things like growing in Manvel, Texas. I think from this plant I will start a bunch of small ones to sell next spring.

Around here we are always thinking up ideas.

The great Okra giveaway

The okra in our garden is producing about 4 x of what we expected them to do.

We have given away about 4 bushels.

We have been giving okra away to people we know and having give aways for people we do not know and we still have okra coming out our ears.

We have one lady that has gotten about 12 gallons of okra from us.

With COVID19 still going on it only seems right to do this we did the same thing with our cucumbers.

If you have a kind heart give something back to your community.

Doing the right thing at the right time could give people some HOPE and put a smile on someones face.

I will be off the blog for a few days but will be back later in the week.

Good Morning

This was Saturday mornings sunrise in Manvel, Texas. I honestly thought I would miss it by the time I got out there.

The colors were very pink and orange with highlights of purple. Sunrise colors can change in 2 minutes and become something totally different so timing is everything.

Every sunrise means a new day to enjoy natures beauty that is right in front of us.

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