Jun 21, 2008 | 7:14 AM PST
We had real adventure was going to a friend's new house. This was horse country. We'd never been out in this area before. You wouldn't believe "the amber waves of grain!" There were huge hay fields everywhere and folks had acres of front yards that looked like golf courses. Lovely homes. Wowsy! Our friend, who was leading us to his house, stopped in the middle of the road to point out a former colleague's home. Verrry nice! He was out in the pasture giving instructions to someone. We tooted. I'm sure he had no idea that it was I! I didn't see Major, his horse. He's been in quite a few movies.
Talk about a mansion. Our friend's home was lovely. I'd hate to have to keep it clean, though. We toured the yard and got to see the new goats, the chicken pen, which still isn't finished, the gardens, etc. They have one of my roosters that I had given him years ago. I had named him Cici, but they changed his name to Kellogg because he looks just like the rooster on the old cornflake box. We really enjoyed what they have done so far and the potential for making the grounds lovely. I was going to get a cutting from a Texas sage, but I forgot. I don't even know what one is, so I'd better do some research and then go back for another visit. We love to swap plants together.
When we got back home, we sat down to watch Ms. Wren and the babies, but she never came. Would you believe they fledged and we didn't get to see it! Dang it. I guess that one baby was trying to do that the other day when it was halfway out the hole. Oh, well. I wonder if she'll use that same nest for another brood?
I still haven't finished The Patio Garden. Still lots of creeping jenny to get out of there and try to sweep up the mess that is left behind. Maybe I'll get through with it today, but only if I get off Garden Guides to do it!
Jun 21, 2008 | 9:46 AM PST
Sounds like a wonderful day, Witt, glad you were able to get out and see someone esles garden. Those wrens/bluebirds seem to know just when you are gone so they can fledge those babies right out of the nest. I have missed bluebirds several times over the years. Linda B
Jun 21, 2008 | 11:11 AM PST
I live in horse and farming country, not the big estates like around Lexington, Ky, but more modest hard working farmers. The fields are full of cattle and some are full of the newly rolled hay. Then others are planted in corn and grain. It is a beautiful American farming picture that I get to see every day.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell