Tag Archives: Insects

All Quiet Along the Country Road

September 14 – Enjoyed some time out on the front porch where I so much enjoyed just being quiet, putting things in perspective at the twilight of another day, and taking time to remember the many blessings that we have … Continue reading

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Weekend Doings

September 5 – The thought of writing a blog came to me Saturday night as I was sitting on the front porch. It had been sort of an interesting day, with a lot of ideas to write about. It was … Continue reading

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And Now About Those Fruit Trees…

August 8 – We usually have pretty good crops in the garden and on the fruit and nut trees in the yard. This year hasn’t been such a great one thanks to insects, and weather, either too much rain, or not … Continue reading

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Chic-Chic-Chicory

July 18 – On our way to church a couple of days ago I noticed a white-flowered chicory plant beside the road. Everybody knows that chicory is blue, so a white version is quite unusual. On the way home after … Continue reading

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Katydids and Katerpillars

December 7 – A few weeks ago, as we were walking the trails, we stopped at the iris bed where just one plant was trying its best to give a last bit of beauty to the area before winter came … Continue reading

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Fall and Pears and Fallen Pears

November 30 – We have finally said good bye to our dear friends, those pretty-but-dangerous yellow jackets! As we walk past the old pear tree that has dropped a number of bushels of fruit this year, we see all of … Continue reading

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More Chores, More Yellowjackets

October 30 – Near the end of last week we spent another hour in a different part of the acreage. Quite a number of big branches had fallen from the trees down by our picnic area. Some of those limbs … Continue reading

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Yellow Jackets and Spiders

September 7 – This blog is primarily about a recent weekend. I started out the day doing some weed-eating in the back yard, and in the process disturbed a large spider in the grass. Quickly I rounded up a container … Continue reading

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African Tales – Feeding the Multitude

July 21 – One year at the Rusangu Mission there was a famine, caused by a drought that killed off most of the local crops. The mission was responsible for providing food for the students, for it had been paid … Continue reading

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Lumberjacks R Us

July 13 – After all of that cutting and carrying and tossing, I was not satisfied yet! I told Dale I wanted to read a bit and then go back with the push mower to cut the grass at the … Continue reading

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