Mother Nature Is Playing With Us


Ginnie BakerJust as I felt spring was here with warm temperatures and a lot of sunshine, Mother Nature played one of her games with us today! The temperature is 50 degrees and it’s 2:30 in the afternoon! When I got up this morning, it was 44 and drizzling! Unbelievably, I have the heat on to take the chill off the house. Mother Nature, it’s June 1st!

I feel so sorry for the birds … they are all nesting and trying to keep their little ones warm. At the same time, they are really competing for bird seed and suet to feed the young! There are major fights between hungry birds. The squirrels and chipmunks are in the same boat as they also compete for food for their young.


The main garden is planted with 40 tomato plants of different varieties, the onions are doing fine, the herb garden has awakened from the long winter and the peppers seem to be OK even with the cool temperatures today.


The June-bearing strawberries are “bearing” so I made a batch of strawberry freezer preserves yesterday.

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