Here and there

I’m blogging on PFHT today about being a reality show junkie and what I get out of it. Come on over and join in the conversation.

Here at home, I’m covered up in garden work. Don’t know what Hubby and I were thinking when we planted so much. It’s all I can do to keep up with the harvesting and canning. When I can’t keep up, I share the overabundance with the neighbors.

If you’ve been following my Phoebe tales here and on PFHT, the second round of babies are ready to fledge. This time there were five eggs and all hatched. Believe me when I say the Phoebe next is overflowing. I’m convinced that if they don’t fly off soon, one or more will fall out or get pushed out by a sibling. They’re cute, but I’ll be glad to have them gone so I can clean up the mess underneath the nest. Such is life in the country.

I hope you’re all having an awesome day wherever you are. Thanks for dropping by. If you have a moment, click like or drop me a line to say hi before you go. It tickles me more than you might imagine to see proof my little musings have reached readers.

About Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." She almost always has a glass of sweet tea within arm's reach.
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8 Responses to Here and there

  1. mikey2ct says:

    Hi, I can readily understand the time you;re spending on your garden. I had a large garden with 5 50-ft rows of potatoes. I also had corn, beets, cabbage, onions, green and red peppers, tomatoes,green beans, sweet peas, carrots, radishes, and even a popcorn patch! Once planted a garden has to be watered, fertilized, weeded and cultivated etc. It is worth though.



    • Wow. That’s a LOT of potatoes. And a popcorn patch? I bet that was fun. You’re right about it being worth it in the end and I do love having the vegies during the winter even if they’re home canned or fresh-frozen. So much better than what we can buy in the store.


      • mikey2ct says:

        When I bought the potato seed, I bought the best: a premium Maine white seed. My wife and I gave her parents a lot of the potatoes. My ex and I had a root cellar so we had potatoes into Feb. of following spring.

        The popcorn patch was a trip. To begin with I was growing popcorn in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts where a frost can easily occur in mid September. While most varieties of corn mature in 70-90 days, the popcorn variety I grew was a 115-day variety. The popcorn is not picked when it tassels. You monitor it till the tassels turn brown. Then you harvest it , strip the leaves back (not off) and string it together and hang it up to let the kernels dry out. I ‘squirrel-proofed’ the hanging bunches of corn with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Even with some pilferage, we ended up with more than a gallon jar of popcorn.


        • That sounds like a lot of work for popcorn, but food tastes better from your own garden. There’s nothing like fresh. It’s not just imagination either. We get fresh eggs from our neighbors and give them vegies. The eggs taste so much richer than what we buy in the store. Yolks are deeper in color too.


  2. susancarlisle1 says:

    My son in law has give me squash, tomatos and cucumbers out of his garden. I’ve had plenty to put up but nothing like you,


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