The Next Generation In Town Again!

May 28, 2020 | 3 comments

Photo by Tucker Wachsmuth

Yesterday it was the Deer People who were checking out the possibilities in Tucker and Carol’s backyard!  I’m not sure where else they mosied while they were in town, but I don’t think they came over our way.  Nyel and I were actually outside in our garden for a good part of the day — filling in the mole and dandelion holes with dirt, grass seed and topsoil — and we didn’t see them.

Greens from Carol

It was hot.  We worked for most of the afternoon.  We have that much and more still left to do.  Maybe this weekend.  As Nyel says, “They’ll keep.”  And, anyway, we have other things to accomplish.  Hard things like defrost the built-in refrigerator in the bar which is the very worst job in the house.  More on that at some later date.

And, we want to finish up the greens that Carol left for us yesterday!  A big bowlful of red and green lettuces and arugula and all manner of beautiful bounty from her garden.  We ate a huge salad last night and will have another for lunch today. Fabulous!

By Beatrix Potter

Then we may take a page out of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter: The Flopsy Bunnies simply stuffed themselves with lettuces. By degrees, one after another, they were overcome with slumber, and lay down in the mown grass.

Doesn’t that sound like a lovely afternoon?  Factoring in, of course, that these old bunnies don’t flop and lay down on the grass so readily anymore — but a nice dozy after-lunch in the sunshine sounds pretty tempting, no matter how it’s taken!


  1. Cassin Espy

    You are a great writer, cuz of mine, and a very uplifting one!

    • sydney

      Cass, you are a sweetie!!
      Talk about uplifting — we “went to” a zoom birthday bash for Mike Williams today. His birthday is Saturday (I think) and he will be 78. He is in home hospice — cancer throughout. The party was given by his daughters and husbands and I think about 100 people “attended.” So many jokes and funny Mike stories and laughter and love! OMG!
      It was our first time on zoom — I guess old dogs can, in fact, learn new tricks! Anyway, I wondered if you zoom with Mona or others… Maybe we could have a cousinly zoom chat sometime… LOVE, Sydney

  2. Bruce jones

    About 10 or 15 years ago, Virginia Williams Jones, Sharon Y Jones, Kyle B Jones and myself went wine tasting in the Napa Valley. It was a beautiful day with damn near perfect weather. After several other wineries, we went to Buena Vista, with its grassy knolls. And we decided to hang out on the grass and relax a little. We all woke up about the same time an hour later just like flopsy, mopsy, and Peter Cottontail. No problem — a very nice day.


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