The end of March - Goodbye!

March Madness Nope, not basketball.

Lots of pollen. Nasty yellow coating on everything from the patio table to the trike. The good news is the finches have moved on. They eat us out of house and home when it comes to sunflower seeds. Now we only fill the feeders once a day or day in a half. They move in every year for over a month and dominate the feeders. Other creature sightings are some deer in the field. We saw about 7 of them running off through our field into the adjacent land a while back. It is good to see a herd again after ours was wiped out years back. A herd met up with several cars and trucks and then we didn’t see any for years and years. They have repopulated….finally.


I enjoy a tipple now and then when we sit in the den. Maybe I should cut back….a little. I prefer wine to beer but when we listen to blues or jazz………..bourbon seems the obvious choice. Lately we are loving Albert King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and James McMurtry. Actually McMurtry is always a staple and if you want to listen to a story and music…………he is the perfect choice. If I want to read and listen to music it’s gotta be classical. Works a charm.


A Year Between Friends, 3191 Miles Apart
11/22/63 by Stephen King


We saw Arrival and I just don't know what to say. It was slow and sometimes confusing and sad. (shrugs shoulders) Meh. Allied with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard was good. Action and intrigue. A mystery about our French leading she a spy or not?


Using a notebook again instead of random notes to remind me what I want share on the blog. It had been a while since I did bullet journaling. Happy.

Tomorrow I hope to bring you a wonderfully easy recipe that is healthy and quick to prepare.  Stay tuned.



Linda said...

I'm visiting from Carole's Corner and am now your newest follower!
I'll be watching for that recipe tomorrow!

Nan said...

No pollen here. Still snow, and more coming down! 'Our' finches haven't been around for months.

Tina said...

Thank you, Ali da! I am honored to be Carlie's blog of the month 😀 Just putting the touches on that recipe post now.

Nan, I like your blog header, all that snow makes for a pretty picture. We must have your finches. Haha

Katherine P said...

We haven't hit pollen season yet but it's coming. Luckily the pollen doesn't bother me too much allergy wise though it's gross! That's good about the deer. We see some here sometimes and it always makes me happy. Unfortunately what we're seeing a lot of right now is coyotes which isn't making me nearly as happy!

Tina said...

Katherine, we hear the coyotes in the evening but not all the time. Hardly ever see any. I love the rural setting and no matter how many times I see a fox or deer, it's always a thrill. As for this horrid pollen I may have start taking Claritin. Clears me up, but I don't like taking meds if I don't have to.

Seven Hour Lamb with White Beans <br>{ make that less than 2 hours in the Instant Pot}</br>

It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...