An Abundance of Eggs, A Broody Turkey, and Sundry Other Spring-ish Things

Eggs! Right now we’re getting so many eggs. All through the winter…nothing. Now, we’re overrun. We give some away, and I try to include eggs with my breakfasts, but when you’re getting 4-5 a day, you really need something that will make a bigger…

Surprises in the Garden

Early on, I learned not to plant sunflowers from seed. Two years running, I tried, and two years running, the chipmunks dug up the seeds and made off with them. I resorted to buying sunflowers ready-made from the garden center and planted those. Then, when…

A Warning to all Chipmunks

I feel a bit sorry for the chipmunks who populate our yard (and there are a lot of them this year). The entrance to one of their (many) dens is along our fence line just under a shady tree. Two weeks ago, the spot was free…

Kipper’s World (and a little about Manny’s too)

Kipper is a curious dog. He ponders. He wonders. He thinks deep thoughts. The other evening, he couldn’t figure out what Pepper was doing. She was sitting at the table. She had what looked to be a plate in front of her. She was…

The Birds and the Bees…and the Dogs

The birds have finally discovered our chipmunk feeder. This has made for some great wildlife viewing, and now, more than ever, Shadow and Manny are glued to the window, watching. I don’t blame them. It can be very exciting. Last week, at dinner, a chipmunk…