Monthly Archives: July 2022


Ah, summer in all its ripeness. July is as spent now as a drunken sailor, and in waltzes August, full of the scent of unfurling gardenias, scarlet runner beans growing to the sky, and ruddy tomatoes, begging to be plucked … Continue reading

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Wild Kingdom.

It had been a typical day. All the usual minutiae with a highlight of a major plumbing crisis under the kitchen sink. Our cocktail reading hour was mercifully upon us at long last and the CE decided the week-old baby … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for.

Willa and I had one thing in common. We both wanted baby chicks. Well, at least I thought she did. She’s been glued to the nest for a few weeks, ferociously broody. Ferocious being the operative word here, by the … Continue reading

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One hot mama.

Willa is broody! How do we know? Well, for one thing, she won’t leave the nest. She’s fluffed up like a turkey. And she’s hot and bothered. Literally. When you pick her up, you can feel how warm she is. … Continue reading

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Lettuce give thanks.

I dare you to be unhappy in a garden where sunflowers grow. This year’s garden has been a huge improvement over last year’s first effort. There is a saying, “Garden as though you will live forever”, but the realists among … Continue reading

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