It was quite a revelation when I discovered that some roses only have five petals per bloom. Having had the image of a red hybrid tea imprinted on my mind from childhood to be what qualified as a rose, I don't think it ever occurred to me that a simplified version existed, which most likely lead to my … Continue reading Rose: Ballerina
I went rose crazy this spring. When I first became interested in gardening I thought I would be focusing mostly on edibles, as the whole homesteading/self-sufficiency thing is very appealing to myself and Mr. Awesome, who comes from an agrarian family. But then catalogs and library books happened, and suddenly I was entranced by the idea … Continue reading Introducing the Roses
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Mr. Awesome and I spent a little time on the shores of Lake Michigan this past weekend. The view, as usual, was impressive. The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. -Psalm 50:1
See parts one and two Bottom of his cage. Not breathing. Tuck. I had gone to visit my parents and help them out with a few things. The drive to their place isn't too bad but enough to make me crash there for the night instead of drive back home. When I missed Mr. Awesome's call … Continue reading Update On the Flock: Part Three
... so long as someone stays on his side of the top perch... ... and a nap is involved.
It's raining. It feels as though it's been raining for all of June. The stream behind our condo is doing it's best to keep up with the downpour, but it's struggling. So you can imagine my surprise when I opened the vertical blinds in our guest bedroom this morning to find that our little visitor … Continue reading A Return Visit
When I first broached the idea of getting a bird to Mr. Awesome, my original assumption was that said psittacine would live on a diet of cheap seed supplemented by veggies and whatever foods we were consuming that were bird safe. But the more I read on the subject, the less pleased I was with this idea. … Continue reading Feeding the Budgies: Dry Food