Browsing Archive: July, 2010

The Ol' Snake Catcher.

Posted by Rick, the ol' snake catcher. on Friday, July 30, 2010,

I had already taken the trash can to the curb, it was Tuesday evening. Trash was picked up early Wednesday morning. “Would you run this bag out to the trash, please?” Marilyn asked. “It has all of my poison ivy paper towels in it”

A couple of days earlier Marilyn realized that the rash on her arms was probably poison ivy. It itched, it was painful, and it left small blisters on her skin. She had put various potions, creams, salves, and medications on the rash. In the process she ha...

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The Little Red Light.

Posted by Rick C on Friday, July 23, 2010,

Marilyn and I stepped out of the car, with the new camera we had just bought. I was glad to get it home so I could try it out. I wanted to document our gardens with photos from Spring thru Fall this year. There are so many buttons and knobs and doodads on these new cameras. I was trying to get the batteries in when our neighbo, Mr. Know-It-All (not his real name), came running up to us.

“What have ya got there, a new camera?” he inquired, as he grabbed it from my hands. “You’ve go...

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LIZARD - "I saw a human!"

Posted by Rick C on Sunday, July 18, 2010,

Here where I live near Cincinnati we don’t have many lizards. We have snakes, frogs, toads, but rarely do we see a lizard. The other day I looked out from the sunroom and saw a sight that was quite unusual. A little green lizard was sunning himself near our goldfish pond. “Marilyn, come here. Look at this.” I said.

“What is that?” she said.

“It looks like some kind of lizard,” was my reply.

Sure enough it was a lizard, the first one I have ever seen in the yard. And I have...

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Medieval Torture Device??

Posted by Rick C on Friday, July 9, 2010,

I’ve never had much trouble with moles in the garden and lawn until this year. Last week I saw several hills and raised tunnels in the yard, evidence of moles. As I walked through the yard I could feel some of the tunnels collapsing under my feet. “You got any idea how I could take care of this mole problem over here?” I yelled across the fence to my next-door neighbor, who was filling a small child’s swimming pool with water.

“Just make sure they stay on your side of the f...

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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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