It’s that time of year.
Heat and light
Plenty of dead oaks to cut up for firewood.
That’s good, but also troubling: too many dead trees due to spells of drought and heat.
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Despite how it sometimes seems, the porch dogs do from time to time
stop barking and just lie quietly on their beds.
In this case both on the same bed, because Yellow Dog was in residence.
Yellow Dog, Honeybun, Nervous Nellie, far to near
Don’t worry, there are actually four beds, one for each dog, if they want them.
Around Okra Paradise Farms this morning.
Beautyberry with boats, bananas, and wood fire
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These banana trees are only a few years old, but they’re making bananas.
Gretchen, Bananas, and dogs
Plus a pack of four dogs!
Gretchen and the banana bloom
Leash training day.
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.
We don’t have a cherry picker, but we do have a ladder and a roof.
Gretchen on the roof picking black cherries
Later, I didn’t take a picture as I was on the ladder picking behind my head.
At going on 13 years old, Yellow Dog is an octogenarian in human years,
with arthritis to show for it.
Yellow Dog and Gretchen
Brown Dog, who is the same age, was probably sleeping somewhere.
Brown Dog likes boats.
Brown Dog and Gretchen with halo
Especially this old flatboat. Continue reading
Anybody else had to get one of these?
Thanks to Adel Tire for the fix, including a new inner tube.