Armadillos have been moving into the area in greater numbers.  I suspect the changing climate is the reason and that gives me pause.  Armadillos are relatively benign but things like tropical diseases are moving north as well.We are pretty much at peak crabapple blossom season.  I took some pictures with my cell phone from my seat on the mower.Google bought Snapseed, a photo editing suite, and made it a free download from their store.  This one has the HDR turned up to 11.So does this one.  The pink blossomed crabapples are dominating the ornamental peaches.  The taller tree on the right is a redwood.  I forget the details of the story, but this is a species thought extinct until a grove of them was found.  They are marketed as “Dawn” redwoods, I bought two saplings a while back.  This one has a companion planted nearby but out of frame.  They are doing well.Red beans and rice!  I made these in the Instant Pot.  The recipe I was following said to give them 40 minutes but  my beans were a couple of years old so they needed another 20 minutes.  Homer is laying on what we have taken to calling the Cat Rock.  All of the kittehs find it eventually and they all like to stretch out there.These plastic trays are great for saving leftovers.  I made this up from the remains of the broccoli beef stir fry we had a few days ago.  The containers stack well in the freezer.  I leave them in them unless I know the storage will be long term, then I pop the frozen food out and use the vacuum sealer.  It’s the best way to keep larger quantities of broth – freeze into blocks and then seal in plastic bags

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    • It wasn’t far from the road, maybe 20ft or so. I’m betting it’s scavenged road kill. Still seeing more ‘coons and ‘possums dead in the road but the ‘dillos are catching up. I have yet to actually lay eyes on a live one.


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