We rescued this barn cat with Animal Ark, and she’s been, like most feral barn cats… reluctant to say hello to humans. Over two years, we’ve gotten to the point that she’ll come in for food, cautiously say hello, and stay close by on observation duty.
Here she is on that duty with one of our spring flowers (do you know what type of flower it is?).
Our dog Mellie recently won three majors at some of her outings at dog shows in Missouri and Kentucky. Here she is on the winner’s platform with the amazing handler Erica Cross. Erica was also Elenas (Mellie’s mother) handler at Westminster, the National Dog Show, and the Royal Canin (formerly Eukanuba) Championships.
She cleans up really nice for a hunting dog from the country!
We are updating our raised bed gardens this spring. Step one is layers of weed control fabric, a ton (literally) of soil, a ton of M-10 sand, and new treated boards for our 10 raised beds. Our delivery guy did not exactly separate the railroad ties from the soil and sand… but that’s just one more project for our ATV.
With the lockdown from Corona Virus, we’ve gone through our frozen fig stock this winter…. One our of favorite recipes with figs we started using in 2017…as part of our catering at Ridge the Edge in Jamestown Tennessee. Frozen figs go fantastically with fresh parsley, over orichetti pasta in a white wine and garlic sauce. Notes of sautéed sweet onions highlight the dish and make for a welcome change from the more savory tastes of winter.
This time of year we reset our flower beds, make certain our pruning is complete, await the last freeze of winter, and prepare for a plethora of life to surround us. While we see that the end of winter is here… here’s a couple pictures of our gardens over the last couple months.