I can’t say that I’ve been a dynamo of productivity these past few days, but I’ve sure enjoyed my time off. I started making coffee this morning and thought “it’s only Friday!” I’m not sure what we will do today because we are waiting to see if it rains. We were supposed to get a storm during the night and it hasn’t yet arrived.
I would appreciate a prayer or two about my stupid leg. I’ve had a nagging pain in it for a week or more and it is getting worse. Yesterday I was literally dragging it around, sort of shuffling, because it was so painful to lift my foot off the ground. I suspect my back is the real problem and I just don’t want to even think about what that might mean. I have facet arthropathy and I’ve had disc surgery and I’ve had a tumor removed from my spine… and…well, I just don’t want to go there. So prayers for healing of some other kind, and yes, if it continues I will go to the doctor.
I posted a few photos last night, and as I mentioned the butterflies have been flocking to the yard. We do not have a proper lawn, just mowed prairie, and the front has these lovely wild purple flowers that are compact and prolific. I drove the back road to town yesterday and noticed that alongside the road the same flowers are about two feet tall. I guess that the constant mowing has forced ours to bloom under totally different conditions.
I got my wildflower seeds yesterday! I ordered a few specific plant seeds this year, rather than a mix as I have done in the past. I’ve been missing a few favorites from my old garden. I also tried out a new company this year, so I actually received both orders yesterday. And here is my plan: I never know how seeds will react to our crazy winter weather, which is totally unpredictable from year to year, so even if the seeds say “plant in fall” I plant half of my wildflower seeds in the fall and half in the spring.
From Wildflower Farm I received: Blue Vervain, Lavendar Hyssop, Joe Pye Weed, Wild Iris, and Royal Catchfly. The Wild Iris and Royal Catchfly are new to me. However, I love the regular pink catchfly so I wanted to try the red.
From Wildseed Farms (my favorite, favorite seed company) I received: Tuber Vervain, Cosmos, Sweet Alyssum, Corn Poppy, Blue Flax, and Catchfly. They also sent me a free packet of Texas mix which includes Bluebonnet, Coreopsis, Indian Blanket, Black-Eyed Susan, Lemon Mint, Drummond Phlox, Corn Flower, and Corn Poppy. I guess I wasn’t paying complete attention because I made two errors- I forgot to order Chicory and I ordered an ounce of Catchfly instead of a packet. Now I love Catchfly, but that is enough for an acre! So I will be sharing with others. Lol And I will probably order the Chicory. I hope that the addition of these flowers to my garden will increase the number and type of butterflies we attract.
I was happy to see a sphinx moth last night. They usually arrive at dusk and are very, very fast, so it may take me a while to obtain a photo. Just have to be patient. But they are certainly entertaining!
I haven’t mentioned the raccoons in a while and since I am just rambling this morning, lol, I might as well give you a report about them. I suppose now that they are adults they are off establishing their own territories and finding mates. We usually have only one to four each night and they arrive after dark because they still have kept just about the same schedule, but the sunset has changed. Night before last there was one raccoon and one opossum “together” at the feeding area. I put quotes around together because the raccoon wasn’t exactly happy about the situation. It kind of spooked and jumped each time the opossum turned around. But they tolerated each other until the dog food was gone!
Well, it looks like the rain is about thirty minutes away, so I will leave you for the morning. Have a great day! Sorry most of you are working. I know you would love to have Friday off, too. I’m all in favor of the four-day work week. Let’s start a movement….