I have been a little lax lately, I must confess,
in keeping you informed.
There is always so much happening around here...
sometimes I forget to bring you up to speed.
|(Tree peonies from my garden....lovely, but smell yucky.)|
First of all....the chicklets.
14 out of 15 are doing great.
(I found one had passed the other night...sadly).
These 14 are growing by leaps and bounds...
and some are even able to scale great heights...the whole way up to the perching bar.
Remember the Swedish Crested Duck, Stella, that joined us two weeks ago?
Stella is doing fine.
Bella, Della, and Ella didn't stick around to find out what a good home they had,
The first night after their arrival at the pond, they all three packed their bags and
headed for parts unknown.
My only solace is in knowing that all three couldn't have been gotten by a predator
in one evening, so I have concluded that they were unsatisfied with their new arrangement,
and headed off in search of a more suitable establishment.
The garden suffered a slight set-back the past two nights as we had frost.
We kept sprinklers running, which helped... and covered some of the other plants...
and yet we lost a few peppers and tomatoes.
I will be...