Browsing category: Simply Personal

Digging Eight Quarts of Dandelions

Every afternoon for the last four days we’ve taken an eight-quart kettle and two knives and gone out to our meadow to “dig dandelions.”

One Year Ago Today…

On this day last year, all the snow was long gone and mud season was over. Hosta and bleeding heart shoots were two or three inches tall. There were frogs’ eggs in the ponds and the grass was already green. It was a very early spring. Things are very different this year.

After the Storm — Day 3

The weather people were predicting twelve to fourteen inches of snow, but here Sunday started with above freezing temperatures and a hard steady rain.

Can You Tell I’m Really, Really, REALLY Looking Forward to Spring?

We have had a LOT of big snowstorms this winter, and sometimes it has snowed continuously for several days… leaving us with a tremendous amount of snow.

It’s a Blizzard Out There

Until last night we had less than six inches of snow on the ground. There had been only two or three smallish snowstorms so far this winter, and some of the snow from the previous storms had melted last week when the temperatures were in the 40’s.

Our Austrian Mushroom-Hunting Friend Has Survived Another Year

Yesterday she arrived with her granddaughter and a younger boy I am guessing is her grandson. They each had empty baskets as they got out of the car, and all three baskets were full to overflowing with mushrooms when they came back out of the woods.

Playing the “Let’s Blame Anna” Game

The salesperson took my order but the computer wouldn’t let him enter it into the store’s ordering system. It took a while, but I eventually found out that this stove was not in stock in the store or in the regional warehouse and apparently never had been.

A Stove By Any Other Name

We need a new stove. Something has gone horribly wrong with the electronic part of the stove we have now and several of the automatic safety features have gone wild.

I’m Sorry But I Can’t Hear You

Apparently my expectations WERE too high. I wanted a telephone that would “work” even when the weather was damp and on days when it rains or snows.

When I Woke Up This Morning…

When I woke up very suddenly this morning… with the distinct feeling that something had woken me up… the room was lighting up at intervals from lights that were moving around just outside our house.