Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Can We Come Out?

Another batch of baby Bluebirds almost ready to fledge.



There were 4 eggs in this nest.  This will bring our total to 21 once they fledge.  We have another box with 5 eggs.  It’s been a busy year at the farm :)

I love my Zinnias.  P1010012 We always have plenty of cut flowers.  Last year I put Zinnia seeds all around the vegetable garden.  I thought it would make it look prettier.  Unfortunately the flowers got larger than I thought and spread a little…Al was not too happy my flowers took over his garden.  I was told NO flowers were going to be allowed in this years garden.  Well I didn’t plant any (honest) but it seems the seeds from last years flowers came up anyway…and you guessed it.  Al has flowers in his garden…again :)

He knows better than to kill them, so he just grumbles a lot!




dinner time


bath time for Bluebird



Yesterday, while I was inside reading blogs, I heard “Ivan the Terrible” squawking like crazy.  He’s our Mockingbird and he was after a squirrel.  It seemed the squirrel was in the peach tree trying to steal a peach and Ivan didn’t want him there.  I was a little concerned that the squirrel may have been after a baby Mockingbird, so I went outside and helped Ivan scare off the squirrel.  Once the squirrel left the area of the peach tree, Ivan went about his business. 

We certainly have a nature lovers paradise here and we will certainly miss it when we go on the road in the motor home.

A fox picture to end up with :)



Happytrails said... [Reply to comment]

Those baby bluebirds are just adorable...what a face!!! Your Zinnias are just beautiful. I tried to grow some in my garden last year (when in S&B) and mine always wanted to grow too tall and fall over. Not as pretty as yours!

Great pics from you nature preserve!!!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Margie M. said... [Reply to comment]

Those baby birds were so cute. You really managed to get some great close-up shots of them.

Zinnias are awesome and always make summer seem cheerful (even in a veggie garden) :)

Margie and Roger said... [Reply to comment]

OMG those cute little baby bluebirds! They are just adorable.

Merikay said... [Reply to comment]

I too live in a beautiful place, and sometimes wonder why I have a yen to go on the road in a big ol RV. The weather here is almost perfect, and I keep reading about the heat, rain and storms elsewhere!

But I'm determined to explore the country