Gardening, humor

Creating Problems

“Some people create their own storms and then get mad when it rains.” Unknown Unknown is brilliant! Her astute insights into life put perspective into mine.  I often cause my own problems. Fern Problem After paying for a truckload of mulch and hauling wheelbarrows of it to the backyard, I decided to plant ferns in… Continue reading Creating Problems

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

The Fewest Choicest Words About Gardening

A flagstone path wound around my backyard directing walkers around the deck and up to the shed that stored rakes, shovels, and various sized clippers. The path is more decorative than directive.  There’s little chance of losing my way among the hydrangeas and needing a well-marked route to safely guide me to the back deck.  I… Continue reading The Fewest Choicest Words About Gardening

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Garden Gripes

It only rained twice this spring in the Midwest.  The first time was all of April and the second most of May. The deluge, with intermittent significant snowfall, delayed my gardening gig. When finally able to survey my landscape, without need for umbrella or snow boots, I wasn’t pleased.  Weeds, I Think Each fall, I… Continue reading Garden Gripes

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor, Outdoors

The Work Workout Or How I’ll Make A Million Smackaroos!

My fortune is made (or will be made) upon the launch of my new “Work Workout” program! Infomercials, “Shark Tank” appearances, followed by franchises will have me rolling in the green like Scrooge McDuck! Prior attempts at making the “A-list” of millionaires fell short. The squirrel circus invention (See post “Why Didn’t the Chicken Cross… Continue reading The Work Workout Or How I’ll Make A Million Smackaroos!

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Worm Wonder

“Check to make sure they’re still alive,” the cashier at the Alden Quick Mart recommended when I asked him where he kept the crawlers. Spying the Live Bait window sign, I pulled off the highway. After visiting Edwards Apple Orchard and scoring a half dozen cinnamon cider doughnuts, bobber fishing from the pier seemed like… Continue reading Worm Wonder