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All the Wonderful Fragrances of the Orient …

… were what I believed to smell late last night when I was walking Chiquita in the garden. It maybe because meanwhile spring is coming. But don’t get me wrong, please, as far was “wonderful fragrances” are concerned. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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After Mary’s son had discovered three snakes in our garden in the last two days, I decided to take the shotgun with me when I did my garden work today, but luckily I didn’t need it as I encountered no … Continue reading

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Deer Ridge Cottage

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That’s the name of the small – well, actually, at 775 square feet, it wasn’t that small at all – cottage we rented in Cain City near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country on Sunday and Monday: This way, built … Continue reading

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Texas Sharpshooting

I’ve never heard that term before, which I came across in a Washington-Post article about earthquakes today. The definition is, “You shoot at the side of a barn and then draw a bull’s eye around the bullet hole.” Now that’s … Continue reading

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Sally Is Back Home Again

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This afternoon Dr. Patton, our vet, has discherged Sally. She was more severely injured [some oictures of those injuries further down] than we had thought. And thus Dr. Patton was in favour of keeping her under his supervision for longer, … Continue reading

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Update on Sally

I just had a call from Dr. Patton to let us know that he’d finished treating Sally and that some of the wounds were more serious than the first look had shown. There were two on her back, he said, … Continue reading

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Sally …

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… … had a run-in with javalinas yesterday afternoon. We had been in San Antonio and, as usual on these occasions, left her outside so that she wouldn’t have an “accident” in the house. When we came back at around … Continue reading

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Advent

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It’s that time of the year and we have an advent calendar, too: And like the little children we are, every morning we go to the bedroom [that’s where we keep this advent calendar] and open one more door [Mary … Continue reading

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Tracks in the Sand

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Which animal might have left theses traces which I found this morning when I went to the cattle guard at the highway to get our mail and the paper? I can really imagine that it was a snake that crawled … Continue reading

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What a footprint ist that?

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This is the footprint I discovered yesterday morning, when I went to get the newspaper, in our driveway: This footprint might have been left one might earlier, that is Friday night, but definitely not earlier as otherwise we would certainly … Continue reading