We live in a fine neighborhood with mostly old folks,
That have retired and don’t pull any practical jokes.
Lately some young people have moved in all around,
And brought in teenagers into our part of the world. Continue reading
Lots of things do go on around our Bartlesville yard,
Some are good and some are bad so be on your guard.
As I review some of those things from our past here,
Some made me cheer, and others drove me to beer. Continue reading
The bee guys showed up today to remove our bees,
We have two honey bee hives they will remove completely.
One hive is out back in the shed over our back porch,
The other is in the ceiling right above our den of course.
(I’m writing this blog as they work) Continue reading
I noticed last week the wood bees were back again,
They were swarming all over my patio what a sin.
The wood bees eat holes in my wooden cedar beams,
Weakening my home’s supporting structure, it seems. Continue reading
The squirrels are waking me up again in the morning,
Running on the side of our house without any warning.
The bush tailed varmints need to be thinned down again,
So I got out my varmint trap and declared war on them. Continue reading
For years my neighbors leaves have been dropping onto my yard,
It seems so wrong that I have to clean them up working so hard.
This poem reviews a little history and my thoughts on the subject
Of this annual event with increasing costs to which I often object. Continue reading
Moving to a new city with neighbors you know nothing about,
Is always a risk and sometimes the results just freak you out.
This poem discusses some neighbors that dealt us some stress,
After moving to Bartlesville and living at our current address. Continue reading
Homeowners are faced with many battles over the years they own their home. The Wood Bees are a formidable opponent that I have never been able to completely defeat. Here’s my story. Continue reading