the story is... we have neighborhood cats, and they have kittens. They are as wild as can be.
We captured 2 kittens last fall, and had them neutered and co-existed with them for October, November December, January, February, March and most of April. The kittens would allow us to pet them on occasion but mostly stayed up at night and slept in the daytime.
We never really tamed them apparently, but Fluffy took a liking to me, and spot took a liking to my husband. Well yesterday was a warm day so I let them outside again, and they ran off. Fluffy came back, but Spot did not. boo hoo.
update...both girls came home. yay.
Whoo hoo! It's that time of year again,
The beans have sprouted very well and I got them planted this last weekend.
I almost missed it because of my leg, but I'm glad I didn't. The early spring is just pure heaven at this time of year in my backyard.
What a joy it is to have fresh garden vegetables. It almost makes it worth the aggravation of noisy neighbors.
Looking out of my greenhouse window we see my pear tree loaded with blossoms, it is loaded with little green pears. ...amazing how it happens almost overnight.
I'm pretty sure there is a tiny fairy hiding in this picture somewhere...
Not quite the time to crave ice'd tea, but you know it will roll around soon. This quaint recipe brings that to mind:
4 cups dandelion tops Just the yellow petals from fully open blossoms
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 quart water
2 pounds sugar
Place tops in water and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute, cover, and let stand overnight. Next day, strain in cheese cloth and squeeze out all water. Discard flower tops. Mix with lemon juice and sugar and simmer until most of the water evaporates. Do not bring to a hard boil.
Let mixture cool, then simmer once more until the thickness of maple syrup. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Store in cool dark cupboard.
Sending you happy garden thoughts! (If I don't think of my noisy neighbors)