Friday, October 30, 2015

The Next Flood

The area around me has received about a foot of rain this past week and the creeks on my property have become rivers again after a dry hot summer. This also happened last May of this year when the same kind of rainfall happened. The nearby city of Austin, is in a flood emergency with people being rescued from flooded homes. This is an el nino year so I suppose I should expect this, and fortuately for me I am high enough off ground.

This is on my property where a dry creek has now become a river.

This is a couple of the major roads in Austin

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Our Male Deer

Every morning he stops by my cabin on my property usually with a couple females. It is difficult to catch him for a good photo and I have seen him and his females a lot. These photos were taken with him right outside my window. His two females were by the cabin eating bird food on the ground.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Garden News

The garden finally got some much needed soaking rains this past weekend and is doing better after a long summer of no rain. I kept it alive using a hose from my well.

Green tomatoes which should ripen before freeze 

Jalapeno peppers ready to pick, these have been really good 

A roll of carrots that are looking great

Thursday, October 22, 2015

More Crazy Weather

So I go for nearly four months in my area with no rain and now I find out I am going to get possibly up to a foot of rain in my area through this weekend. Of course that is how weather is, you either get the rain all at once or none at all. Fortunately for me I live up a hill, but I am sure my creeks will become raging rivers again. My garden is still alive and I am now getting some fall tomatoes, rain will be good for the garden but will most likely flood it out.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Future Greenhouse

Have been working on building a future greenhouse for all the potted plants including some large palms.  I have made it out of pallets and some two by fours with tough plastic sheeting. I have to get a couple more pallets, some more plastic sheeting, and install a door and then some minor stuff and I should be done with it in another week..

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Elk Skull

The elk skull is now mounted on the front of my main cabin. Its life force will be honored at the entry door of the cabin

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kitty Land With Lucy Cat

One of the favorite places my cat likes to play and stretch out is with the "Cat Tower" (picked up at a thrift store) and one of her favorite scratching towers, also at a thrift.

Bought broken for $7 at Goodwill but fixed it

Bought for $14 and added base at bottom

Monday, October 12, 2015

Honoring the Passing

Recently a friend asked me to honor and bless a family cat who passed away recently after 18 years from brain cancer. She buried her friend on my property and as a shaman performed a healing ceremony blessing this animals passing to the spirit world while burning some sage brush and using some passing words.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Deer Who Like Bird Seed

I was sitting in my reclining chair by my big window where the bird feeders are and I just happed to glance out and saw this deer right by my window eating seed from the bird feeder. It was an interesting watch. There is also plenty of extra seed on the ground, and I have seen them back since then..

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Wimberley Festival

I went back to the town of Wimberley for their October Festival yesterday bringing my knife work and craft. It was a great day, sunny and temperatures in the eighties with a lot of people. I had a good day of talking to people and selling my craft, including the people entertainment that is always interesting to watch...

Setup along the front area of the Festival

Found this elk skull at the festival