Snakes and Asparagus

Preparation for a camping trip in snake country. Hummm. Let’s see. Tent, sleeping bag, camp chair, air mattress, good zippers on tent to keep snakes out, shot gun for snakes, friend to offer to snakes as bait, (oops – shouldn’t have written that where it could be read), snake charmer, snake charms. Any suggestions out there? I will be disconnecting from tweeting and blogging while camping, but I will return to relay all of my snake experiences and pictures to you, and the bluebonnets – which is the real reason I’m going – unless they came early and I’m too late. (I even remembered to charge the camera battery and pack the tripod.)

This will be a wild and crazy week, but I won’t complain when I know so many people in the NE are dealing with a foot of snow and the aftermath of a blizzard. My heart goes out to you. March 10th of 77 was a doozy of a blizzard in eastern Colorado, and was always uppermost in Dean’s mind during this month each year. Six weeks without power followed. You don’t forget that easily.

Progress is being made outside in the yard. I stripped the grass from under where the new steps around the fire pit go. It’s so dry here, I had to water the lawn to get the shovel in. Next comes leveling the ground, putting down the sand, building the bench, going after the small gravel that goes between the steps, putting down the steps, and last but not least, building a fire and roasting marshmallows when the grandkids get here!

The asparagus is up! Love it. I bought a new tree for the back yard. My granddaughter can help me plant it during her spring break. The hole is already dug, so it won’t be a big job, but something she’ll enjoy watching as it grows and she grows. Speaking of that, those grandkids grow too fast, way too fast.IMG_1800

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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