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 …

The First Mulberries

It was dark when i picked them. I had to get them after work because if i waited until the following day the birds would have eaten them all. So i stood out there and picked them by the waning light of dusk. I needed a light but i intended to eat them straight off …

The Travels of our Eggs

I am allergic to chicken eggs. I don’t eat them, but i have always loved chickens and knew i one day wanted to have them. When i did obtain chickens they started producing eggs and i had to figure out what to do with those eggs. Plenty of people ask me why i don’t sell …

Friday Group

About 3 weeks ago my friend Cindy invited me to a group that gets together once a week on fridays to eat, chat, hang out in the hill country, and listen to one of the men, Danny White, play guitar and sing. I didn’t want to go, as i generally don’t enjoy other people. I …

An Old Man who likes 4 Letter Words, Respects Okra, and can Smell Rain Coming

Yesterday i was looking at a storm system located over Bandera while standing in the yard. Today i am watching one in a different portion of the sky. From what i understand its somewhere between Mason and Fredericksburg, but i just know it to be the sky over the front right portion of the property. …

The Plan for the Oak Trees

Now that spring is in full force over here (though the dry rainless conditions may have stunted the flower and grass growth a bit) i can finally see which parts of the oak trees on the property came back and which parts are definitely dead due to icepocalypse a little over a year ago. Last …