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Lately in the garden I was thinking: Why can’t the deer eat the dry grass or hay, respectively? Instead, they eat young shoots of the plants we like. Why can’t our armadillo eat the fire ants? There are zillions of … Continue reading

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Well, that actually means putting the cart before the horse, but still: we did get rain – as the halo around the moon had predicted, or, at least, had made us hope. It started yesterday in the early evening hours, … Continue reading

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… means, you open the cold-water faucet and the water comes out (piping) hot, or warm at least, because the uninsulated pipe runs in the uninsulated wall, which has long hours of direct sunshine, and you have to run it … Continue reading

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… moist [we had a good rainfall] and warm, and so fire-ant mounds spring up like mushrooms. Well, mushrooms are indeed springing up, too. I went on “fire-ant” patrol this afternoon, found about 15 mounds in our lawn, and put … Continue reading

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Now I know where that phrase comes from, since we’ve been taken to the cleaners, literally. Well, actually we’ve taken ourselves to the cleaners, so to speak. What happened was this: about two weeks ago we took two quilted bedcovers … Continue reading

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Yesterday, for the second time in a row, I mowed the lawn without bumping my head and scratching it bloody on one of the many  low-hanging branches! Definitely worth marking the calendar!  😉 Ich bin längst nicht mehr der Alte … Continue reading

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… der fällt ja bekanntlicherweise – wie das Sprichwort sagt – selbst hinein. So geschehen am vergangenen Freitag, als ich das Loch für unseren Weihnachtsbaum gebuddelt habe. Dabei wollte ich doch Niemandem etwas, sondern nur eine Schaufel voll Erde zum … Continue reading

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Well, not quite. It was raining one cat only. Yesterday morning, while we had a slight rainfall, more of just a drizzle, actually, Savannah had got up onto our roof and in trying to get down slipped on the metal … Continue reading

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… in the middle of December! That’s what I did today! Well, I must admit I had been lazy in the lawn-mowing department, but still: it’s amazing to me, though I think that’s really the last time before winter sets … Continue reading

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… 61 Fahrenheit this morning at 07:30 = wonderfully refreshing. Es sind kuehle … 16 Grad Celsius heute Morgen um 7:30 = wunderbar erfrischend.