Nature Green in Tooth and Tooth

So, maybe beans weren’t such a good idea after all. Some kind of insect at some stage of its life is eating leaf buds out of the plants before they come out of the ground. For the plants which survive the bug, there is a baby rabbit waiting.  It is small and big-brown-eyed and twitchy-black-nosed and voracious. What is more, it is in town and out of season.

Update: Well, a neighbour’s dog got the rabbit. We planted more bean seeds.  This time, I had put them between two sheets of wet warm paper towel in a Ziploc bag and placed them in the sun for a day.  We shall see how that helps germination (or doesn’t).

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About Tweed and Briar

I am the pastor of a rather conservative rural congregation. My interests alongside of work are hunting, fly fishing, cooking, and life in an agricultural community. By way of family, I have a wife and two children: a daughter and a son. I am of indeterminate age because my wife is a bit younger than I am and my son is ages with some of my friends’ grandchildren. However, to say that I slip smoothly among the generations would imply an agility which I no longer possess. I aspire to the genteel poverty of the country manse.
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