Ominous clouds and wind this morning, but plenty of pockets of sunshine so far. I hear we're in for some weather. The hickory nuts are looking ripe on the tree across our fence. Anything falling on my land is fair game I think. I will go out after it is all over and see what's available in the way of driftwood, nuts, seeds and interesting whatevers. :) I have been collecting seeds all over the place this summer. I don't know if I will plant all of them but I just find it a fun hobby and I may put some in my etsy shop or send them as gifts to gardening friends.
Had to run to town early today, but took the Dawg Pack out walking when I got home. I managed to pick up some red bud seeds near a neighbors. I could hear her rooster-- proud husband to 13 hens I hear tell. (Yes I did say "hear tell")
I really want to talk to her about the chickens as Hubby finally is interested in getting those-after I had given up pestering him for the past 30 years. There are details to work out however. -he wants to keep them on Pokeberry Hill, and I'd rather just sneak them in here where they would be easy to tend. This reminds me, I don't think I have named our new house yet. Its been almost 2 years I think since we moved here I think it needs a proper name. We are definitely not 'on' a hill. We do have a pretty wretched slope-- if you happen to be backing out of our driveway you will understand what I mean by wretched. We are also on water--which is the big attraction. I guess I need to come up with a name and paint it on a sign for the front door.
Welcome to ________
I've done my thinking on the chicken issue, and spoke to the neighbor to the east of us. He does not care if we have them, he grew up on a farm and so he figures we can do whatever we want since we are not in town. If things go my way that's the side they would be living on, so his opinion matters most. My Japanese neighbor to the west doesn't speak good English and her husband is rarely home--so I doubt that's a big deal. Most likely she would not know they are here unless she sees the coop from her boat some time. Anyone else can be bought off with eggs most likely. Honestly--we are outside town here so its probably not even illegal and the 3 town cops have better things to do hiding by the gas station and catching speeders. (we all know where they are--so they catch mainly folks who are 'not from 'round here'.
Will our new home get a proper name? Will I become mom to a few chickens? or Will the house blow away in the wind and waves today?
We shall see...
Hope everyone has a great Pokeberry day-- Pray that North & South Carolina are tornado free today. and God Bless!