Whew! Have I been busy!
Poppy says, all the time, "Mel, you do a lot of stuff that you don't HAVE to do", and "Mel, you've got all these animals spoiled".
Well, poor Mrs. Duck. All she wanted was a little of the chicken's laying mash and a little pot of water. She thanked me over and over.
Then Wilder showed up and asked for a little pile of pellets and some whole corn. Said he noticed that Bun Bun and the other rabbits, each get their own bowl of pellets. So what was I to do?
By the way, did you notice the food scraps in the pan by the bucket? Scraps for the chickens, and Weetie there pretending to guard it all for me. But I know Weetie. She is actually waiting for a chance to eat that spaghetti, mixed in with the scraps. :)
Seriously, there is no sense in anybody finding as much to do as I do! Of course, Hurricane Isaias blowing through last Monday night didn't help any...
The wind and rain has turned the teeny tiny garden into a teeny tiny jungle...
I've simply got to pull up some plants and make a path.
Anyhow, we woke up Tuesday morning, after the passing of Hurricane Isaias, to a soggy wet yard full of sticks and tree limbs and our little front porch and everything on it, standing in water, including boots and Crocs. No damage, just a mess to clean up.
Plus, the wind must have blown down a bird's nest, a Dove's nest. I found this tiny baby Dove sitting on a cinder block near the compost bin...
I have been feeding the little Dove for five days, so it's looks have improved a lot. When I found it, it's feathers still looked like little quills. Hoping the mother Dove will hear her baby and come to the back porch.
To feed the baby, I am mixing wheat germ and cornmeal with warm water and adding strained chicken baby food. I fill the rubber end of a dropper and with his beak he sucks the mixture, much like a baby Dove drinks crop milk from it's mother.
Rarely does Poppy walk outside that he doesn't yell for me to, "hurry, and bring the camera"!
Got a picture just before this big Locust flew away.
and back to the teeny tiny
This has definitely been the best year we've had in a long time for tomatoes. Haven't had much luck with peppers or eggplant either, but...
all the rain we've had in the last week or so has brought the yard long green beans back to life. Why, we had four thunderstorms yesterday!
Oh, did you hear? North Carolina had an earthquake this morning! In a town called Sparta...not so very far from here! How scary! Measured 5.1 Very scary!
Well, better go. Time to think about supper, and besides that, got animals waiting...
Once again, I will be around to catch up. Sorry for posting so much at once. Just had so much I wanted to share, and this is not all! But don't leave, I'm done for today. :) Thank you for visiting, well, if you're still here.