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Stalking the Effieland green

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.

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Effieland’s taste-tempting treat sensation

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.

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Effie’s surprise windy-day activity

catching up on her pedicure before she heads back out. . .

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Effie’s favorite hangout when it’s 90° in the shade

“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.

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Now coming up in Effieland

Poppies are ready to bloom in sunny Effieland.

Amaranth

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

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Eventide in 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.

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One of the best features of Effieland. . .

is the best dirt bath in the whole world!

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