Tag Archives: Nervous Nellie

Nellie discovers a gopher 2021-03-10

I figured she must have discovered a nest of venomous serpents. Nope, Nervous Nellie was barking up a storm over a gopher tortoise.

[Gopher, Nellie, Honeybun, Yellow Dog]
Gopher, Nellie, Honeybun, Yellow Dog

That threatened species Gopherus polyphemus was actually somewhat threatened, since Nellie was trying to gnaw on her shell. Continue reading

Cornbread 2020-12-15

Note to self: oven timer is merely advisory; does not turn off oven.

[Ingredients, Oven, Baked Cornbread]
Ingredients, Oven, Baked Cornbread

Gretchen didn’t mention that in the recipe she gave me. Here are the cornbread ingredients, including our own Okra Paradise Farms blue corn flour. Continue reading

Why my laptop kept overheating 2020-12-03

Mystery solved.

[Fan covered in dust]
Fan covered in dust

Fortunately, Gretchen had some compressed air.

The dogs wondered what I was doing creating a dust storm on the porch.

Also I swapped the laptop’s memory for twice as much, and now it doesn’t hang several times a day like before, even with google-earth-pro, facebook, google drive, wordpress, and about forty other things in tabs.

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What was I thinking? –Gretchen at the cane bed 2020-11-29

That’s less than half of the sugar cane on the bed when Gretchen wondered, “What was I thinking?”

[Bed, covers, bedded.]
Bed, covers, bedded.

Nervous Nellie thought it was great fun, running up and down the cane bed as I was digging it. The other dogs got bored and went home.

Gretchen cut almost all of the cane with her machete. (She didn’t approve of my axe.) Continue reading

Dogs in their beautyberry bath 2020-10-22

Cleanly, those porch dogs are. After a walk, Honeybun stuck her head under the bathwater and paddled furiously. Nervous Nellie seemed more inclined to get a drink.

Yes, that’s beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, around the dog beauty bath.

[Honeybun and Nervous Nellie in the beautyberry bathtub]
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie in the beautyberry bathtub

Brown Dog and Yellow Dog watched.

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Pack of Dogs 2020-08-31

Leash training day.

[Honeybun and Nervous Nellie on their food deck, Brown Dog and Yellow Dog]
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie on their food deck, Brown Dog and Yellow Dog

Nervous Nellie is also known as the Jackal, because she looks like one, and loves to skulk around and bark. She barks less as times goes on.

Oh, yeah: that’s Gretchen.

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