Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The blue birds have a nest in the purple martin house. I guess that is okay as the purple martins don't come to my house to use it. Anyway, this morning they were having a fit. Some starlings were at there nest. Now of all the holes in the purple martin house, one starling was looking in the hole where the baby blue birds are.
The blue birds were in the tree squawking. I thought I would have to shake the pole the get rid of the starlings, but when I walked out they flew off.
This afternoon I saw both of them with bugs in their mouths to feed the babies. I ran back to get the camera; too late, already fed them.
I haven't seen the cardinal anymore building on the nest. Maybe she abandoned it; fiddle.
Monday, March 19, 2012
And I'm not finished. I'm putting it on with a brush. For one reason, it is so windy today. The storms will be tomorrow. Plus, I ran out of stain. I didn't go buy more, because the rain is coming. I blocked off the steps, to keep everyone off until it dries. I'm going by instructions; twenty-four hours.
Never mind! That didn't work. I looked out the door and there she was. Luckily it was dry enough not to matter.
This morning before getting started with my work, I looked out the back window and saw a cardinal building a nest in the sweet olive.
It is hard to see her in this picture; she just blends in. She was bringing another twig. I hope she continues to build it here.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Nope, Suki's hair. She is wallowing and rubbing everywhere to get rid of hair. It's too hot! Poppet is also, hers doesn't show as well.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Yesterday I got only six eggs, so the hens were hopping to today. Lucy, the hen in the back, has been setting this spot since Sunday. And Rosa always wants this spot. I noticed a couple of days ago Rosa was clucking like she was getting broody. I hope not.
Yes, we can. Good girl.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Because I didn't put them in the place where I would be growing my plants, I now have to move them. And let me tell you they are much heavier now. Plus one had fireants in it. Not good.
I tried growing tomatoes in haybales once before and I didn't do really well. My cousin does every year and they turn out really well. I'm going to have to get a little coaching. I might need to get me a back up plan.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Just had a bath yesterday, right? Actually, Oscar started it. He was digging in a spot behind Chili. Remember the chicken house fertilizer I got last week. This morning Chili was rolling in a big wad. Thank goodness it was good and dry. So much for baths.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Storms came through today. I'm sure everyone has heard about them on the news. Luckily I was just on the edge of one coming through here. Also I don't think Louisiana is getting the real bad stuff.
I hadn't been home long when it starting hailing. I peeped my head out the door and took that first picture.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We finally got some rain yesterday afternoon and the smell is much better. This morning was the first time the horses have been in the pasture. They would go in the small section that didn't get the fertizer.
They needn't bother; there is really nothing there. Just a few blades of grass. I guess for March 1, not bad. Hopefully more grass soon.
Everyone liked the chicken house except the horses. This afernoon, after going to feed the horses, I found Skylar enjoying herself. Yep, you know what she is chewing on.
Chili likes it also. She made a point of going on the other side of the fence to get the good stuff, like Skylar