Category Archives: gardening

Family Reunion

What does it take to get a cottontail out of the yard? One Grandma. Two boys. A broom, a stick, and a garden hose. Open the gate, turn on the water, hoop and holler and voila, bunny on the run … Continue reading

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Breech

There is a rabbit in the back yard! This is the first one to breech the walls in a couple of years. Arghh. How did it get in? Mr. McGregor, I need a trap! There are plants in my backyard … Continue reading

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The Farm

I went with my youngest daughter and her family for a quick trip to the farm. The kids are doing a wonderful job in planning out their future home. It is daunting, though, there is so much work to be … Continue reading

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Triple Digits

Triple Digit Heat! Not a record I aspire to, nor want to witness, nor want to participate in – and yet here we are. It is so hot – drinking ice water makes my mouth ache. Tell me what’s wrong … Continue reading

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Fireworks

My contribution to the 4th of July celebration was making bread and cinnamon rolls from scratch. I’m going to have to quit eating what I’m baking. On the 4th, my son-in-law smoked and grilled a wonderful meal, and for a … Continue reading

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Changes

A few wild days have gone by. Much has been accomplished. My dentist has a plan for fixing my broken molar. My grandsons are playing ping-pong like crazy, and have also brought the farm set upstairs, totally transforming my living … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon

Research, research, research. I’m warming up to it. It was never my favorite part of writing, but my current project requires it – else I’ll look the fool and we wouldn’t want that, now would we? The two topics I’m … Continue reading

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Housefull

I spent a lovely Sunday gardening, taking a walk, doing laundry, baking bread, studying and writing. I love those days when at the end, you can turn around and point to the things that you did. Now, I’m panting. I … Continue reading

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The Water’s On

I made an unexpected trip to the ER a few days ago. Well, really, when are they ever expected? The last time I went to one, I’d had an allergic reaction to a medicine. This time I had the sensation … Continue reading

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Fourteen Inches

In a wry twist of humor, nature dumped fourteen inches of heavy, wet snow on Fort Collins, and dropped the morning temperature to 9 degrees. The moisture is wonderful, I will admit, however the many broken branches around the neighborhood … Continue reading

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