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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lunch Interrupted!

While eating our lunch today we heard some odd noises.  I thought it was the fridge making popping noise.  When we realized that it was coming from the laundry area just across the hall from the kitchen table, Peanut went to investigate. 
That's my clothes dryer on the right. I had used it several times this morning.  There is an air conditioning filter against it and you can see a plastic dishpan thingy on the left.  If you look closely you can see that a snake has his body through the handle of the dishpan thingy and the white thing is a glue trap when the snake's head and tail are stuck!  This snake had gotten itself into a very serious  sticky situation.  When he saw that the snake could not bite,  Peanut removed it to the yard. I did not freak out with screaming or running but I did not carry or touch this varmint.
It was determined that this was not a poisonous snake and that it would be impossible to remove the glue trap, so it didn't end well for this intruder.  Steps are being taken to try and prevent the entrance of any of this unlucky fellow's friends or relatives.  Some days life on the Ponderosa is just downright dangerous!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


"And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils."
from The Daffodils by William Wordsworth


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Planting Time

It was beginning to look a lot like spring around here with all these blooms
 Bradford Pears
 And Maple trees--this one is just a mess waiting to happen!
 And then a farmer came along
(you all know the rest of the story from the commercial So God Made a Farmer)
And the farmer and his borrowed tractor made this...
I just love dirt!
 Then we added one farm cart loaded with fertilizer
 Ten pounds of potatoes and some sweet corn
And put them into straight rows and that confirms that spring has arrived on the Ponderosa!