Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Hard Freeze

The arctic has come down from Alaska, first this season and it will bring my garden to an end and bring a hard freeze down south where I am in Texas. I have pulled the rest of what I have in my garden including cabbage, peppers, and broccoli. I have some carrots still there, will have to see how they do...the cabbage will be good for the chickens../





Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Arctic is Coming

Polar air from the arctic is making its first plunge southward and will be taking over half the country by next Wed putting most people in the freeze. I think it might be the end to my garden except for the carrots, they should make it. I will pick the rest of the peppers and beans before then. I wonder if the cabbage could make it...




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Hens

The hens are back to laying more now that the weather has been cooler. They are funny to watch, there are some that come up to me and beg for something good and then there are some that keep their distance. Some are louder than others, and I have one that is a real pig, she far eats more than any of the others.



Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Road

It seems this high growing elephant grass was taking over part of my dirt road unto my property so I bushwacked it with my weed wacker. Now this is what part of my road looks like, like someone's lawn...


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time For More Carrots

Pulling more carrots from the garden and they are looking great. I still have carrots, peppers and beans still growing in the garden and will the recent heavy rains hope to pick some more beans before the freeze by December...



Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Deer

I watch the deer come by my cabin every day, some of them are regulars who come by everyday to eat the corn I set out for them. I took these photos the other day of a family of them.



Friday, October 28, 2016

More Peppers

Despite being late in the year and my garden not doing much now, my pepper plants have been producing a lot of jalapeno peppers. I have peppers and carrots growing in the garden right now...



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

There be Bees

I was taking a walk on my property and saw these autumn wildflowers and a few honey bees. I hope they are making a come back in my area and will be here next spring when I plant my next garden...



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Breakdown

It has been a rough week for me. My old 90 Chevy truck had brake issues and I knew it was going to cost me. But in addition to that I also had fuel issues, I needed a fuel pump and idle sensors. The sense of it is I ended up spending $1500 to get my truck running right again. At the same time my partner's car came to an end with a head gasket problem. She did not have the money to get another car, so with my great credit I borrowed from my credit union enough to get her a great car that should last her the next five years. Got a loan of $9645 at 1.5%, and that included a great warranty on a 2014 Nissan Versa with only 32,000 miles. I like old stuff and she likes the new computer stuff, but she can do three years of $200 a month to pay the loan. I think we might be back to some normalcy now...




Friday, September 30, 2016

Autumn is In the Air

Autumn seems to be bringing itself to the deep south and here in central Texas. This morning after a cool front came through our area the morning temperature was a nice 52 degrees F. I had the windows opened all night bringing in that cool autumn air. Today the temperature is at 80, a perfect day for a walk...