Friday, June 18, 2021


One of my covid hobbies was setting up old aquariums from the basement. I have a 29 gallon community tank and a 10 gallon shrimp/snail tank. 

Tonight as I was turning off the lights I looked over the 10g to see how things looked. I have three red and one black shrimp plus 4 nerite snails (and lots of volunteers that came with the plants). While laughing at a snail stealing the shrimp food, my eye was caught by a flicker of movement. The teensiest wisp of a shrimp. I spotted a few more moving around. 

I'm so happy I set up a tank for them without any fish to eat the babies.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Yep, still hot and dry

 Sunday I decided to treat myself and went to town to buy a Subway (never as much a treat as hoped for, but edible). While there I spotted a clearance sign painted on the side of a plant polytunnel and called mom to ask if she would like to check in out the next day. Sadly, she was down with a headache so we waited until Tuesday to return to town. I suspect we would have found the same thing on Monday; an empty lot. A quick drive to the other independent plant sale; also gone.

We ended up stopping at Lewis for a few annuals. They had some lovely perennials but not on sale. Mom didn't get much because in her words "I don't want more things to water." I've been watering in the evening when the heat eases up.

Out of curiosity I looked up the average temps for us in June and this year we are about 20 degrees warmer. You know it's bad when even the mosquitoes don't bother breeding.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Dryyyyyy, splish splash, dryyyyyyyy

In case you don't understand my cryptic title, after weeks of hot, dry weather, last night it rained! Sadly, that was the only moisture forecast. I'm questioning if there is such a thing as normal weather anymore. My sister in Texas has been enjoying much cooler weather and lots of rain while we are in the high 90s and even a few 100s in early June. When I was younger the heat didn't bother me so much, but now my ideal temp is in the low 60s which means I'm uncomfortable in the 80s and miserable any higher. At least today I shouldn't be so crabby!

In a more personal insight; I was thinking about going to the local bakery since the covid cases are way down here. This morning I weighed myself and I'm down another three pounds, so, of course I can't get rolls. The part that makes me wonder about my psychology is if my weight had not gone down I would have been eating donuts today...what??? I confuse even myself.

Yesterday, I took cool water out for the chickens a few times. Mostly for the sake of the three chicks which are just a few days old and cute as can be.