Entangled Thoughts

I’ve been doing a lot of hard thinking recently. Many things have coincided at inconvenient times and i’ve been forced to sort through them all at once. It started with me opening the door to the idea of bringing someone to visit my land. He was kind and gentle natured and seemed interested in my …

A Task Long Overdue

I bought a number of fruit trees, an avocado tree, and a pecan tree in the spring of 2020. It was a way for me to address my frustration with the fact that i couldnt get any food from the grocery store. I was at work when they opened the doors every morning and so …

Wildflower Whimsy

This spring was very hot and dry. We had a lot of fires and very little rain. Because of this the old saying “April showers bring May flowers” didnt really apply. It was more like “May showers bring the flowers”. So the wildflowers bloomed a little later than usual. However, when they did bloom, i …

the Magnificent Progression of Surprise Weather

I arrived home one day to find this cloud formation sitting directly on top of my property. There were no other clouds, just this rather impressive blob sitting atop my house dropping sheets of rain on the yard. Because it was near sundown the thing soon caught all sorts of pink and orange light which …

An Unfortunate or Fortunate Mistake

At 3:46 am i was feeling pretty proud of myself for being 14 minutes ahead of schedule to open the store after only 45 minutes of sleep. I figured i would definitely turn off all the alarms and botch my morning waking up moments before i was supposed to be there but here we were …

The First Family to stay at our Little Airbnb for Birds this Year is in the Books

Well i was watching the nest as best i could. I would check every other day or so to see if the eggs had hatched but it was a very attentive bird that never strayed far enough from the nest that she couldnt see it while she was hunting for food and i didn’t want …

Lions and Hyenas in the Grocery Aisle

When you make a child with someone, obviously you hope that person is going to be kind and patient and compatible and that you are going to weather whatever good and bad times are ahead together as an equally participative and mutually empathetic couple. Sometimes it doesnt work out that way and for various reasons …

Cashew Weathers the Lightening Storm we got in the Evening

These first two videos are how Cashew is during a storm if i hold her but am not singing. she stops barking but thrashes around, breathes heavily, and shakes uncontrollably. The last video depicts how singing soothes her. If i rock her in the rocking chair, pat her, and sing to her, she is soothed …

A Karaoke Day for Cashew

We finally got the rain we needed. I’d say between 8:30 am and 3 pm it rained pretty consistently. And that meant Cashew lost her mind. It was lightening and thunder kind of rain. So for two hours straight Cashew barked and howled ceaselessly while she shook uncontrollably in her crate. We really need a …