Eighth of an Acre Bounty

Random thoughts and anecdotes on cooking, critters, gardening and life on our small city lot.

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Entries Tagged as 'Wildlife'

A walk in the park

November 11th, 2008 · 58 Comments

Saturday we took advantage of a brief break in the rain and packed up Hux to go down to Dead Horse Canyon, a trail loop at the bottom of our hill and just north of us. We once lived about 10 blocks further north from where we do now and would find ourselves taking this […]

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Tags: Minutae · Wildlife


August 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This guy was huge! I don’t know what variety he (she?) is, but apparently he decided that the recent weather was not at all summerlike and escaped indoors. I found him in my makeshift proofing box over the weekend when I was about  to proof bread. I should have put something recognizable in there for […]

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Tags: Animals · Wildlife

I Caught One!

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The bee balm is in bloom and the hummingbirds wasted no time in gathering their dinner. Every year I watch them from the patio. The lilac is always their first source of visible food in our garden. Once the lilac blooms fade they spend several weeks flitting about and dive bombing our heads until the […]

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Tags: Gardening · Wildlife