Thursday, September 03, 2015


I know ya'll are probably getting tired of my hummer photos but I just haven't been able to get anything decent of much else.  This has been a very wet summer so seems like it's been cloudy forever.  I went out yesterday after the sun came out some and really tried to get some new pics but it just didn't work out.  I only got a few and then it clouded back up again and I just gave up. 
Things are going fine though.  Just been real busy trying to get ready for this last show and that doesn't leave me with much to tell ya'll about. 

And of course, it seemed like I had more that I wanted to write about but now that I finally have time to sit down at the 'puter I can't think of what I wanted to say.  I've been doing better as far as the fatigue goes; not quite as tired through the day, but seems like around 8:30 at night I just poop out and my mind goes on auto-pilot.  I will really be glad to get this show over with and a few other little orders done so I can just get away from clay for  6 months or so and see if that won't help things.  I suspect I will feel much better.  I also suspect that the wet summer we have had is contributing to things because there are tons of mushrooms all around the house and you can just smell the dank, mustiness everywhere.  When I go outside it's like I can't breath good. 

It's been so wet all my cantaloupe rotted and several of the watermelons busted.  The girls get to enjoy the melons, such as they are.  Most of them did not turn out to be very ripe so I don't know how much the chickens really like them but they eat them anyway.  I hope we get 2 or 3 ripe melons at least.  Some of them are pretty big so you'd think they would do something. 
Jack has done an amazing job of cleaning out that awful, over-grown garden so we can maybe plant a few fall crops.  I've felt really bad that I have not had time to help and he fusses if I go out there and start pulling up much because of all the grass.  I did prune back some of the herbs and clear out a couple of things there that have rotted due to the wet.  Half of my big sage bush died and I think my beautiful lemon thyme is gone.  Also, that new variegated mint croaked and I thought they usually liked a little damp.  This has just been an awful year for the garden.  Maybe the fall will be better and we can actually harvest a few things.


JO said...

To bad you lost so much of your garden. I has rained a lot here even if it is monsoon season.

ErinFromIowa said...

I don't think you have ever posted a bad photo Annie. I enjoy all of them. Gardens can be disheartening. There's always next year. :)

Joel said...

Tired of hummingbirds? I have never actually seen one but I love the Little beasties! Can't get tired of them. And chickens are cool too. I like your blog, warts an all. That reminds me I must make time again for mine.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Agree with Joel - we love to hear from you anytime, Annie. And hooray for Jack doing his best to keep you away from the bad stuff. As you say, just get past this show and then let's see what happens ...

Ed said...

Chickens seem like they will eat just about anything. Reason one why I never took a nap out in the chicken yard!

HermitJim said...

The main thing is to get you back into shape where you are feeling good! Take it as easy as you need to!

byGeorge said...

I think No One would ever tire looking at hummingbirds, certainly not me. The first I saw, I thought it was a huge bee of some sort.

Good to hear you have some energy to fulfill your buyers' desires. Anxious to learn if non-pottering makes your situation healthier- be sure and tell us later.


Anonymous said...

I don't know how I got bumped off your followers list but I'm back. I may have accidentally done it some night when I was up real late like now! anyway, hummingbirds are the greatest!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jo! Well, in a way it doesn't matter that much because I didn't feel like doing much with what made if I had had a whole bunch come in it might have been wasted.

Hey Erin! thanks! yeah, always next year or even this fall.

Hey Joel! Welcome! never seen a hummer?! they are cool little creatures! thanks!

Hey Sis! thank you! yeah, I am anxious for a long break from this!

Hey Ed! Ha! We've always joked that it would be horrible if either of us were to ever knock our head and fall unconscious out in the chicken yard!

Hey Jim! Yep! and I'm looking forward to it!

Hey Sissy! I will let ya'll know all about it! I'm anxious to see what happens too.

Hey Mr. Rat! Well, who knows! Blogger does some crazy shit sometimes. lol!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I sat completely still for almost thirty minutes this past weekend on my Aunt's back porch in Florence, AL and had hummingbirds flittering all around me. It was magical.
Love your photos!

Sal said...

You still alive? Just checking in- haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well!