What is this you might ask? It’s nasty looking. This is what is inside the hole that I discovered on my walking route. As I approached, a few of these bubbles seemed to gurgle and pop. I found a stick and put it down the hole to see how deep it was. The hole was about 2.5 feet deep. So far, I have not spotted any wildlife creeping out of the depths. I still don’t know what it is, but I have spotted another opening like on another farm road. It has been filled in with dirt. So far, this is still one mystery unsolved.
The cardinals had hatched and left the bush by the time we got back from California. I was hoping to see baby cardinals, but I guess they do a lot of growing in three weeks. It was an empty nest that greeted us. So the bushes were cut down alongside the house. I hope mama cardinal doesn’t plan on using that nest again.
The peaches continue to grow. I’ve plucked some from the tree to lighten the load on fragile branches. I don’t know if I’ve taken enough off. I don’t want to remove too many, but yet I don’t want to have branches break. Then I went on vacation and the peaches ripened before I got home. The neighbors report that they were delicious. One neighbor did freeze a couple bags of peaches and a jar of freezer jam. So I will get to taste my fruit this winter. I guess I will have to hang around next year.
The pansies have been pulled out until fall. They dug in their roots and cried loudly, but my husband ignored their pleas for mercy. Vincas have taken up the position of watching the happenings in the neighborhood. They were complaining loudly when the sprinkler system was not working properly. The issue has been resolved and they stand proud under the shade of the maple tree.
That’s the update on a few of the “hot topics” in my world.