Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

Learned to replace my mason bee house tubes & checked suet stations before the rain came…

It's a bit frustrating when you think you're doing something good in the yard for the wildlife, only to maybe be making things worse because there's a lot you don't know. Makes me shudder to think of folks who buy the bee houses from the dollar store--half the holes aren't even drilled out properly and … Continue reading Learned to replace my mason bee house tubes & checked suet stations before the rain came…

Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

I had to go grocery shopping yesterday because my parakeets needed some more greens and I was down to kale, lettuce, and cauliflower (at least they like 'em). But I also planned to get enough for myself so we could all get healthier. The tricky thing is, I don't mind a bunch of vegetables so … Continue reading Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

I suppose you can officially call me a grand-keet!

I've fallen into the habit of calling myself a dog mom, fish mom, bird mom, pet mom when I've been out and about and calling them fur babies and the like, but I guess that's just because of the prevalence of those terms. I have pets, but calling me their mom and they babies just … Continue reading I suppose you can officially call me a grand-keet!

April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Today I kept thinking about that little silly rhyme about the weather: "April showers bring May flowers." Well, with today's heavy rain this morning (and more predicted for tomorrow), it's not quite accurate. But then again, welcome to southeast Texas. We just had some minor spats of rain, maybe an hour or two here or … Continue reading April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Oops, I did it again… hopefully for the last time this year.

I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that I should maybe get off this "I want to be a writer for a living" kick and try and save up money for a farm, because plants seem to be all I've focused on this past month. Somehow, without planning on it, I started thinking of nearly every size … Continue reading Oops, I did it again… hopefully for the last time this year.

Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

Image from abc13.com. I was definitely NOT gonna drive out on icy roads in the dark, thank you. I woke up to absolute quiet this morning, and that's after I'd gone to bed before midnight and kinda expected to get up really early. But my alarm never went off, and I heard the dog moving … Continue reading Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

I can’t believe February’s almost half-done, & time for some frantic garden prep…

I spent the past day getting all my garden seeds together, and all day today planning what to grow in the coming months. I didn't expect it to take so long, but it was because of the same reasons that always get me in projects like this: impatience, enthusiasm, curiosity, and over-estimating my abilities. I … Continue reading I can’t believe February’s almost half-done, & time for some frantic garden prep…

The annoying war against vermin has resumed…

I should have known that while I was trying to keep things cleaner in the house and fixing the holes that animals could exploit in my sandy foundation pad the past few days, I would find myself confronting an old creepy menace: mice. As usual, it started with wings flapping and my birds freaking out … Continue reading The annoying war against vermin has resumed…

Getting past a week of migraines through rest, yard work, & glasses… who knew?

I've been offline the past several days because I had a hard time concentrating through the pain. I hated it because I wanted to read posts and catch up on what has been happening. Well, some interesting things helped knock my migraines and eye pain out, things I didn't expect. When I couldn't stand looking … Continue reading Getting past a week of migraines through rest, yard work, & glasses… who knew?