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Birdhouse Gourds

The Birdhouse Gourds are growing great. The vine is well over 10 feet long and there are approximately 20 gourds formed and growing beautifully.

This is an image of the largest gourd growing.

The Luffa Gourds are slow growing compared to the Birdhouse gourd. They are now a little over 6 feet long, maybe more. They hang not flowered yet but hopefully they will soon.

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Patches

This beast of a pig belongs to a neighbor who also has another potbellied pig, 2 ducks, 2 huge dogs and a few chickens.

When I titled this post Patches it reminded me of a song by Clarence Carter that I have not heard in many years. The song is also titled Patches. Check it out on YouTube.

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Flower of the Day 7/6/19

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

Blooming Onion

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Flower of the Day 7/5/19

Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

I am not sure what name this flower goes by, it was included in a packet of assorted wild flower seeds.

Can anyone identify this beauty?

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Fruits of My Labor

My hot peppers, juliet tomatoes and red skinned potatoes are all almost ready for the picking.

It is a good feeling when I can look at what my hands helped to create.

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Bird on a a Wire

I hope you won’t mind all of my postings of Hummingbirds, it is so fascinating to watch them fly in and out.

Per Wikipedia…..“They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speed exceeds 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).

I noticed while watching this particular hummingbird that the red on his neck changes to black depending on how the light hits it or the way he moves his head.

I still have to figure out the best settings to get sharp images.

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Flower of the Day 6/27/19

Dream without fear.

Love without limits.

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That Devilish Smile

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2 of 4

I finally captured a picture of 2 of the young groundhogs. There is still another young one and their mother.

The saga continues and I am sure they are playing with full bellies from my vegetables. I have faith that I will prevail in the end.

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Lurking Turkey

My garden needed some upgrades, a much higher gate and a much higher fence. Over the weekend a friend and I fixed the situation. Next is to paint it and get some stone to keep the door looking nice not so muddy.

It seems like we fixed the fence and gate just in time to keep a lurking Turkey out of the garden… at least for now.

Arai noticed the Turkey hanging just behind the new fencing. It appears that she was sizing it up.

I am glad that she decided to move on. Once she realizes she can easily fly into it game over for my little garden.

On my post from yesterday, I mentioned how I have not cut the grass by the garden since last summer. You can see just how wild the grass and bushes have gotten.

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