Browsing Archive: January, 2010

I KNOW THAT LOOK... (Dirt-y Looks)

Posted by Rick C on Saturday, January 16, 2010,

It was our first vegetable garden together and, hopefully, it was going to be a good one. Marilyn and I just wanted to grow a few tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants. We picked a sunny location in the back yard, then measured out a plot about fifteen feet by six feet.

“Hand me the shovel” I said, as if those words were the official proclamation to begin the project. Marilyn handed me the shovel while giving me that “I-hope-he-doesn’t-think-he’s-going-to-tell-me-what-to-do-a...

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THE MOCKINGBIRD (Who Trained Whom?)

Posted by Rick C. on Saturday, January 9, 2010,

     He would hang around the backyard whenever we were out there. Whether we were cutting the grass, planting something, or just walking around, - he was there. Filling the bird feeders, watering the plants - he was there. Every time we were in the yard there he was. Watching us.

     “There’s Mocky.” or “There’s the Mock.” Marilyn would say. Those were our pet names for the Mockingbird. We enjoyed watching him chase other birds out of his territory. He would claim a ...

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About Me

Hello, I hope you enjoy my website. Marilyn and I enjoy the outdoors, nature, gardening, hikeing, walking, and many other things. I think she would rather go dancing, but I'll stick with the outdoors. We feed the birds in the backyard, and love watching them raise their young. We put in a gold fish pond several years ago which attracts a lot of small animals. Frogs, toads, turtles, and other creatures call our backyard home. Thanks and please visit often as the site changes regularly. Rick


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