SUNDAY POST: Because I’m All About My Yard

Today, I am again taking part in  THE SUNDAY POST from The Caffeinated Reviewer. I look forward to it each week! I hope you’ll check out THE CAFFEINATED REVIEWER ‘s link up and maybe, after hanging out with me, you’ll cruise around and find some other great blogs.

Kimba The Sunday PostI start writing this post as soon as possible, once I know what’s going on during the week.  I am writing now, on Monday morning and getting ready to take my husband to the airport for another business trip.  It’s his job, but I am never happy to see him go far — even after 34 years together I miss him when he travels.

We discovered the animal(s) that have killed so many of our trees by devouring their bark (a crab tree, three cottoneasters, a rose, and an amalanchier, several euonymus): a Meadow Vole, or field mouse, or a whole family of the little fv<king  rodents.  Of course, we need to start trapping them and you KNOW that is not happening when my husband is not around. I’m sorry to talk about this if you are someone with pet rodents.  These are not pets and would gnaw through my leg given a chance.

Meadow vole
A Meadow Vole

The thing is damn bold too; he comes right out when we’re working on the bed.  We have four cats – supposedly the best control for these, but our cats will not go outside — nor do I want them to. We have a bunch of raptors that live in our yard and who are, apparently, asleep on the job.

Speaking about the yard, last Thursday, my husband was working from home and after lunch was going back up to his office when he noticed an RV PARKED IN THE SIDE YARD.  Now, this was not just stopped to send a text or check a map.  And, we’re way off the beaten path on a dead dend;  The people had pulled into our field, and taken out cooking implements and chairs – in our yard.  Granted it is the field we mow but which we have not planted with beds.

We called our great local police department. They asked if we had gone out to talk with them. No, I had not.  They are obviously crazy and it’s dangerous to approach people who seem to have no boundaries.  So the cops came and asked if we wanted to have them charged with criminal trespassing.  We did not want that but we also wanted them gone.

The cops went to talk to them.  The RV was rented and the people were from Australia and needed to stop and have lunch.   So they drove around looking for a park and after driving sown our dead end road on the edge of our town, decided our yard was one.  Anyone – from Australia out there: does park  =  field next to a large house? With no parking area?

The cops told them to move along. And, they did quite politely and without argument.

But it freaked us out a little bit.  Perhaps we should have a sign made that says, Oi! Not a Park!

Since I am alone a lot, things like this are worrisome.

Enough of that.

I guess I am not just about the yard, the blog gets attention as well.

LAST WEEK IN WORDS AND PICTURES:

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SUNDAY POST: A Matter of Coincidence

 

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OUTLANDER’S WENTWORTH PRISON Episode: Recap & Review

 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S ROMP: ONE Big Mistake But No Disaster!
With a giveaway still active through tonight!

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Rooting for the Home Team: ALL OF ME by Jennifer Bernard

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THE BAD MISS BENNET: Lydia’s Lament

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NEXT WEEK:

Just a note: I will be taking June 4 through 8 off for vacation.

M: Kylie Scott’s PLAY: Puck with a Beat

T: PURE FOOD: What’s for Dinner?

W: GUEST POST  & GIVEAWAY from JESSICA PETERSON

TH: THE DUKE IN MY BED: A Family Affair

F: THE UNLIKELY LADY: Blue Stockings & Rakes Who Aren’t

The powers that be in the Starz universe decided to skip a week between the second to last season one episode of OUTLANDER and the last episode of the season “To Ransom a Man’s Soul.” The last episode in season one will air on May 30 in the US.  The Wall Street Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/05/16/outlander-recap-season-1-episode-15-wentworth-prison/) suggested it was to give all of the viewers a chance to recover from the Wentworth Prison episode.