...if it weren't for Penny and Bernie. I'd probably have ticks and spiders and stink bugs and grasshoppers and leeches, too.
Well, probably not the leeches, since I wasn't in the water----yet.
My pasture is four acres of Little Bluestem.
It can grow during wet years, up to 3.5 feet tall. It did that this year. I usually love to wander in my pasture at least once a week. This year, it had become impossible. It is hip high.
I love the outdoors, but I do not love shoes and socks full of grass seeds, stickers and bugs. What I need is a good pair of boots.
Maybe some boots I can tuck my pants into so nothing gets in.
I wonder where I can get some really cool ones?
Wait! What do we have here??
Maybe I got some cool boots already!
Maybe someone sent me a surprise in the mail?!
Maybe someone used Facebook to contact Pearl to get my shoe size and home address?!
A fabulous, marvelous surprise!
It's just like them to do this, too. :)
The boots were barely out of the box and I was out in my pasture with my camera again.
This grasshopper sat quietly for his photo shoot among the Frost Weed. Some of it is over 7 feet tall this year.
I was so thrilled to find the flowers covered in honey bees. I haven't seen but a handful of them in my garden this year. The closest wild bee colony that I know about, died off over the winter.
My favorite spider had set up housekeeping amongst the Frost Weed and had grown bigger than any I'd ever seen. This particular kind of orb weaving spider goes by many names, but we call them Zipper spiders because the center of her web is always woven in a zig-zag. Banana spider, Argiope, Writing Spider, Corn Spider or Black and Yellow Garden spider, all names for this big beauty.
After a couple hours in the pasture, I sat down with the reason I love these boots so much---my chickens.
They checked them out and went about their business. After all, the sunlight was fading into the west and I had interrupted their dust bath.
I must admit that I have a bit of crush on Penny and Bernie, both.
One, they have so many animals that I'm slightly jealous.
Two, they seem to really love one another.
They're "on the same page" as we in the married world would say.
They work together so well.
Plus, Bernie spoils Penny with the attention he pays her and the things she loves. Only an amazing woman can bring out such qualities in a good man. Head on over and visit them. Don't be surprised if you end up with a bit of a crush on them to.
Thanks Penny and Bernie!! I love my boots and they fit perfectly!!