Before Effie’s dad deployed the weedeater in Effieland yesterday evening, Effie roamed the tall grass, stalking and pouncing on bugs, napping in the shade, and other important cat activities. Her grass-green eyes zero in on the tiniest bugs and the tastiest grass.
Category Archives: Animals, Nature, Gardens
Suspended between grapevine support logs in Effieland is a sturdy shelf, and on the shelf is perched a large flower pot, and the flower pot is filled with rich potting soil. Growing in the rich potting soil are the most tasty catnip leaves in the whole world. I know this only because Effie is a connoisseur of such things. I feed her a couple of leaves a day as a treat. I am fortunate to still have all my fingers.
The catnip leaves grow here
. . .and they go here.
“When it’s ninety degrees in Effieland, I move my capital to the turf under a blackberry vine where sunflowers are also growing, and eat grasses. I like wild oats.” –Effie
Later in the summer, the amaranth will be as tall as the sunflowers. Effie loves it.
Poppies are ready to bloom in sunny Effieland.
Sunflowers will likely bloom in June.
Lupines are tall, and in four colors; one is pictured here.
Effie’s sweet face, the highlight of Effieland
Our first turnip of the season is small, but it will be sweet.
Effie permits Halvor a rare visit within Effieland’s bounds, where they share a hearty embrace.
Effie and Halvor have a bit of a tiff, and he departs Effieland sulkily. I pet him and invite him to come up to the chicken ark with me to check for eggs; he is cheered but reserved.
I looked up from folding laundry, and saw this serenely confident doe in our front yard. She waited for me to fetch my camera and take her photo through the window.
is the best dirt bath in the whole world!