Posted by: Rachel | April 7, 2014

so, what have *you* been up to?

Yikes – where did the past month (month!!) go?

Well, (if you know me then you know this is true) mid-March into May (or whenever it gets too hot) I just let indoor things slide. I’ve been busy, though, *really* busy (really!)!

Yard “work” – I cleaned out my wash tub ponds, replanted and restocked them.

Squirrel on rock in washtub pond

Ahhhhh, fresh water! Finally!!

I went on another wonderful Slow Food Austin farm tour, this time at Munkebo Farm. I had a wonderful time, and what a fine bunch of folks!

large stately bull


Greeted some returning “old” friends.

male blackchin hummingbird at feeder

Mmmm, juicy!

Had fun at the flower show at Zilker Festival again, and oh were we lucky with the weather this year! A perfect weekend!

small "nosegay" of herbs in a small green glass bottle

Mmmmm! Fresh!

Been amused by spring’s “springiness”:

peacock strutting with full fan tail

I feel pretty, oh so pretty…

And generally been mucking about outdoors as much as possible! Clean up, new plantings (another crepe myrtle, a Mexican buckeye, another big Texas sage etc etc – photos next time, OK?) I’m very happy to report that I didn’t loose as much of my citrus as I thought I had, and all of my figs seem to have come through fine.

Whew… Pretty exhausting overall.

my outdoor cats, resting together

just a quick catnap, ok?

Once in a while I cooked, but that’s another story (grin). Oh and I’m taking a writing class, and doing my best to find time to spend with friends as well. And I’ve missed all of you!

So, that’s what I’ve been up to. What have you been doing? Hope your season, whatever it may be where you are, is going well for you! I’ll try (try, but not promise) to stay in touch better, but I’m betting you understand, right? Until next time…



  1. Loved your blog today!

  2. I’m sad I missed you at the Zilker garden festival! I’m glad you’re having such a great spring getting your lovely garden up and running. Hope to see you soon! 😀

  3. It sounds like you haven’t been letting any grass grow under your feet as they say. It is nice that your figs and citrus trees turned out OK. Enjoy your weather before it gets too hot.

  4. I love all your critters, esp. those cozy cats. Well maybe not that cow.

  5. What a lovely photos! 🙂

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