Monday, January 24, 2011
Today on Tuesday
Today on Tuesday I had some things to share with you.
First, dear Sweet Amy is having a give a way. So go on over
to Verde Farms and see the stuff she is getting together for her
give away. She is helping out her chickens this week.
We are under dense fog advisory this week and who knows how long.
I went out in the pasture so you could see what I see. It had lifted a
tiny bit because being a chicken like I am the fog plays tricks on me.
It makes the sound muffled so when I am out there by myself I can
never tell how far away something is or how close.
I climbed through the fence to the other side so you could
see how it looks from the green side of the fence. It was so wet
my feet and my pants got soaking wet.
I was standing at the back of the pasture looking toward
the back of my house. It is a very lost feeling when I am out
there, the world has become gray and cold. As I listened to
hear what sounds I could hear, I could hear a meadowlark
far away singing a two note song. I thought only two notes for
a gray day.
Then I became conscious of the cawing of ravens. I knew they were
close but I couldn't tell what direction they were whether they were
in front of me or behind me.
Later after the sun came out and I went out there, I saw the ravens.
I could tell where they were then, and they were dive bombing something
over and over the man behind me has a legendary back yard. Ducks
come and herons and oyster catchers and in the huge date tree at the back
of his property, a barn owl must have made its nest there. I watched and
there were two ravens. Finally, one flew off to the top of a pole and watched the world
from his fence post. I felt sorry for the owl.
One of the reasons I like gardening is for the secret surprises
that are around every corner. In my husbands place he grows his
trees, he said, in the summer he rescued these primroses. He is always
rescuing some kind of plant. There they were just blooming away among
his bare branches of his little trees.
These are the only flowers I can find right now and I am
pining away for them. It does my heart good to just find something.
I sat yesterday and dreamed over seed catalogs. I have shapes of gardens
starting to come into my mind. I went out to my strawberry bed today
after I fed my chickens and uncovered my plants a bit to see how they were
doing. I ended up pulling weeds for a bit and I do miss the dirt.
I know I tell myself by August, never again, I am not going to put in another garden.
Then comes January and cold, wet, dreary days and I long to put my hands in the dirt.
I have to show you one more picture that made me so happy.
Can you see the tiny little buds on the end of my peach tree?
It made me so happy to see the promise of spring getting ready.
So no matter how gray the days may seem, quietly waiting spring
will come. I am dreaming of April because then a new little person
will come and gama will have a new little girl to hold. So much to look
forward to in spring.
Have a lovely Tuesday.