Not Entirely Country

I’ve been slowly coming to the sad realization that I might not be as “country” as I always thought.  I mean, I grew up in the country (mostly), and I like the mountains and streams and trees and things.  That counts, right?  And I’ve been faithfully watering the veggie garden at our new house.  A…

Mercy and Grace for Smaller Critters

I’ve recently discovered that my attitude towards bugs swings wildly between all-out war and “the more the merrier.”  One example of this is that there were two roaches on my front stoop the other night.  Without even thinking about it, I hopped over them, went inside, and thanked my lucky stars that they didn’t skitter…