I've had lots of questions about what sweetgrass looks like. Here is a photo of it in the garden. You cannot mistaken the smell. Below is a photo of my new nemesis the slug. There always have been slugs in my gardens, but not to this extent. They devour tomatoes overnight and eat plants in a single bound. All of the rain we had this year was good for some things. Unfortunately, those darn slugs was one of those things. I didn't realize how bad the problem was until we built the new flower bed. Then I took notice. I've gone through my flower and vegetable beds every weekend. After I find them and root them out, I treat them to a wonderful salt water bath. Yuck!
It hasn't all been drudgery. I have spent quite a bit of time hunting. Sometimes with a camera and sometimes with a beautiful Browning 300 Winchester Short Mag. I was more successful with the gun than I was the camera. I took a very nice 5 x 5 Black Hills buck Sunday morning. He was butchered and in the freezer by supper. Here are a few photos from the prairie. One of a beautiful doe in the sunset and the other of a prairie lion (aka barn cat).
Somewhere in the middle of all this I celebrated 21 years of marriage and 43 years of living a good life. I am thankful everyday for what I have experienced, who I have met, and what is in my future. I say it often, "I am a lucky woman!" What are you thankful for?