Gotta be tidy.
90 minutes and only got in the beetroot, beans, corn, onion sets, summer squash, okra, radishes, cucumbers, marigold, nasturtium and spinach. Still need tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.
I may also have forgotten something planted or on the to-do list for 2nd planting time (1st planting time is around Imbolc, 2nd Bealtainne, 3rd Midsummer).
–the one thing I did find was my 1st tick-bite of the year
Not only is it plant hunting but … we found none. I took photos as I searched and went into the front creek after giving up. Bobby got to enjoy some swimmins when we got back to the house. -he swims 3,278 times a day in our ponds anyway but it’s always fresh for him!
Missouri Wildflowers -helps identify by colour
Basic (Missouri) Mushrooming -don’t miss several linked articles at bottom for related articles
Lichens of Lower Ozarks -for the serious wildcrafter, this is a paper by a member of MOBOT
Our Front Creek is part of the Big River Watershed -we’re in the nice, mixed-y-up area towards the bottom with the best variety of geo-formations
Videos as links to my flickr, below photos…
thank gods the National Weather Service is ‘on’ it…-that’s sarcasm
This came to my phone with accompanying screech almost an hour after my house flooded. Guess it may help the Flatlanders upstate.
An hour earlier, Bobby warned me by appearing terrified but I knew something wicked this way cometh cos it had gone pitch black at pre-10h.
Like any hillbilly worth her salt, I ran outside to see what I could see/ forecast where to run or lie in a ditch.
I heard the freight train sound and reckoned I’d go inside and lay the levees. -since Kitchen River is a frequent spring-summer thing, I’ve learnt where to place a couple of sauna towels to narrow the flow towards a drain
Normally,* this is my only flooding area. The house had that work where they dig around, lay drainage tiles, bury drainage pipes out to the pastures and we have a sump pump for when the water comes down to quickly to allow natural drainage.
While I heard the train sound (tornados don’t always make that sound but if you hear it and don’t live near a train track but do find yourself in the Midwest, it’s a given that something was a-cycling over yer head!), it didn’t set down–at least here. What we got was a super-cell storm that brought within 3 minutes, enough water to flood the kitchen and *dining room, which has never happened.
Then it went away but another wave came. We’re meant to have this off and on all day.
Normally, I’d be at work but I was home sick for the fun and frolic! Can’t be bothered to clean up as you can’t battle Mother Nature. Let her tirade and once she’s stomped off, then I can clean.
I told The Duchess it was safe to use the phone, it was clearing for now but another wave was coming (pointing at the sky). She went to ask Spike if she could use the phone and he told/ showed her the same thing.
Heh. He is older but I was raised here, too! Besides, who do you think taught me to read the sky? Hell, I impressed fishermen off The West of Ireland with my weather forecasts. They rely on news nowadays. Me? I was raised like it was the mid-19th century, the way their grandparents (or great-grandparebts) were. Didn’t have electricity to tune into a non-existent wireless back then, did ya?
Look to the skies! –and listen to animals, the wind, watch the trees and animals
It’s not sympathetic augury. It’s real shit. I can’t tell you the next month but the next few hours, I pretty good with!
‘Member those posts about muck-brown and straw-yellow? We’re a cunt hair -Mammy’s expression, cos she was a Lady away from SPRINGY-SPRING! Just look at that green!