Friday, June 12, 2009

Melissa Cat Burke fears the Summertime

this guy above and his friends like to roost on
these guys below in the summertime

the yarrow grow just outside the back door and when the earwigs come out at night (settling on the bright yellow flowers so as to catch small prey that also are attracted to the pretty, fragrant plants) I am afeared that the awful bugs will come inside while I sleep and crawl in my brain and lay their eggs and make me go insane then kill me slowly as they eat my brains ... for this reason I fear the summertime ...
I was a new-born kitten last summer and in my first nighttime exploration outside I saw the hideous monsters sitting on the flower-tops ... I quickly went back inside and did not go out at night until the first snowfall ...
now I am a year-old cat and I have imagined all kinds of stories in my mind of the dreaded summer-night creatures ... the yarrow will bloom soon and I'm going to face my fears this year and go outside at night and eat all the earwigs I can find ... this will teach them who is Queen of the Castle ... Gardencat is much older than me and thinks me insane.

Miss Butterfly stops by to say "Hi"

The Lovely Miss Butterfly visited the garden today ... twice !

"I love Miss Butterfly;" commented Gardencat, "she always brightens up my day."

Mr McQuackers does a Swim-by

Our favorite feathered friend and the Mrs. did a swim-by this morning ... the famous Mr McQuackers and wife dropped by to say hi and Rivercat was there to greet ...

"I love it when McQuackers comes thru the Farm..." Rivercat replied, "He always brings us tales of his quacky adventures."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Greetings from Melissa Cat Burke

Hi my peeps ... Melissa here taking charge of things in the blog [ because my human is not too well informed on the ways of nature and such at the level that I am aware ]

A correction needs to be made on a post from earlier : grasshoppers do not eat ants ... but Gardencat reports that they do seem so to love the peonies ... I had a chance to interview Gardencat this morning and he had this to say : "2 grasshoppers were spotted sunning themselves on the pink peonies this morning ... they asked me to say they love the garden and are planning on staying around for a while ... maybe inviting the relatives over for tea ..."

Also it is my pleasure to announce that the Potatoes have sprouted and are looking healthy.

The Garlic has been growing for 9 months now and is half way to maturity.

Red Clover abounds in the garden as well and a variety of insect species also ... my Nemesis - the Abominable Earwigs - have not returned yet, but I will report when they do so all cats io the Farm can be on alert and know to not sleep outside without their earplugs in.

A family of grasshoppers has moved into the Garden.They are doing ever so well, living off the ants that love the cinnamon-scented peonies in the back garden ... the Gardencat patrols daily and had this to say "such pretty pinks and greens I have here ... yes I do ... they're all mine .... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha."

Good Morning

since I don't know how to delete posts this one's contentless.
the Rivercat had this to say about me : "silly human"

Monday, June 8, 2009

News from the Farm

the Great and Glorious HYPNOTOAD visits the Burke Farm