Elbow Ears

It is one of those freezing nights when my dogs want no part of stepping outside unless I go with them. Standing in the backyard waiting for them, I am struck by the silence. There is no rustling under the trees, no frogs or crickets calling, and definitely no katydid songs. Since there were no…

A Disturbance in the Straw

When your goats adopt a pet😂

Spider House

There was a loud knock at my front door. Wondering if the doorbell was broken, I opened it to find a pizza delivery driver at the bottom of my steps. A quick glance to my right revealed the problem. Our resident orb weaver had attached one of her anchor threads to the edge of our…

Halloween Porch Decorating

It’s that time of year. Pumpkins are perching on porch steps and faux spider webs festoon porch rails. I’m not much of a decorator. I just don’t enjoy all the putting up and taking down involved in elaborate displays. No worries- nature has me covered. No jack-o-lantern is needed when you have an anchor bug…

Morning Joe

A little over a week ago, my peaceful morning routine was completely shattered. There was no Joe. I didn’t even know Joe was such an important part of my morning until I stepped out my back door and he wasn’t there. I first noticed him one warm day in June. Every morning since then- he’s…