Yesterday, I worked on the front gardens and finally dealt with the Sparrow situation. It did not go as I planed. Basically, the old moldy bird house the Sparrows have been living in needed to be thrown away, it is in a Dogwood tree in front of our house. The tree has a bunch of dead branches, that drive me crazy, they have to be removed. My plan was to get the dead branches off the tree and see if the birdhouse had any babies in it. If so, then I could wait to remove the house till the babes were grown and out of the nest. As I was cutting a dead limb the vibration from my chainsaw loosened the old rotted screw on top of the birdhouse and plunk!..it dropped out of the tree! It was about 15 feet in the air. When I checked inside, indeed there was a baby bird. He was still moving but not much and very quiet. I reattached the house on a lower healthy limb and hoped the parent Sparrows would return. A while later they came back. It took a lot of hopping from branch to branch and looking at the situation from various angles, but they braved the front door hole, even with their house inexplicably in a new place. I think I wont have to put this on my critters I have accidentally killed in the yard list!...whew!...Frankenstein witnessed all the action from behind the front glass door. So for the record, the old house is still there, all birds accounted for but I only managed to remove 2 of the dead limbs...we can leave it at that.
A happy weekend to all!...onward...
Friday, May 1
Thursday, April 30
I am going to take lessons so I will get better! I am going to try figure skating lessons, rather than Hockey. I was watching the really advance figure skaters yesterday and they go as fast as the hockey skaters only with more grace...that is for me!
Tuesday, April 28
Dark 30 is the time Mr. Eleven gets up to go fishing. He took this photo at his fishing tournament this past weekend. It was in NC at some lake I guess, I am kind of unclear on details. All I know is my Bronx boy came in 3rd place beating out lots of other fisher-guys. When he left at 1 am to begin his journey to NC, I ask what his strategy was, he said, ' they never work, I am just going to go have fun'. Isn't that the best straightedge of all?!
I am proud of him!
I am proud of him!