Friday, July 20, 2012

Trapped in the Veggie Garden!

What a way to start the morning! For me AND the little baby sparrow!

I went out to check on the veggie garden. We have fencing inside the garden area to separate out areas of plants and to make it a bit easier to walk through it. Well I opened the gate and was met by a flurry of wings and chirps.  There was a baby sparrow upside down! I tell you it scared the bejeezus outta me. lol  The baby bird had caught it's leg between one of the dips in the fencing and couldn't get out. The poor thing had really messed up that leg/foot trying to get out.  It was wedged in there tight. I put on a pair of garden gloves and held the baby bird and slid it's leg out of the fence. I put it in the garden and within a few minutes it was gone. I'm betting that leg/foot doesn't heal properly ...hopefully it learns to hop on one foot.  This photo is of a section of fence in the garden where it got caught. In one of those V sections. Poor thing.

 Have a wonderful Friday and fantastic weekend!

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.
~J.M. BARRIE, The Little White Bird

UPDATE: Soooo I'm out watering the flowerbeds. Fritz looks awful interested in something on the patio. It was the baby bird It looked much worse for wear than when I had set it down earlier. I know it wasn't from Fritz as he was a nervous nelly looking at it. I picked it up and it fluttered for a minute and then died. :( Poor thing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bads come in threes right?

I hope everyone is getting some of this cooler weather that we have today.  Right now it's 79 out and it feels perfect!  I'm hoping those 90's and humid humid humid days are gone.  I'll finish out summer with the type of weather we are having today.  

I've been have a fun (insert sarcastic tone) for the past couple weeks.  I decided to wash my truck.  Well the windshield must of had a weak spot or had been previously marred somehow as when I hit it with water from the hose I got a nice foot long crack in it. :(  Hopefully soon that will get replaced.  My state inspection is in a couple months and won't pass with this lovely crack.


About a week ago I decide to "try" and tidy up the garage so I can work on getting some of my collected treasures prepped and painted.  We have a spare dining room table in the back of the garage.  Well it had become a clutter trap.  I do have sheets of Styrofoam and huge cardboard layers on it to keep the top from being marred.  Well I had forgotten there was a leaf under all those layers.  I'm moving things around on the table and OUCH!!!!  the leaf comes crashing down on my big toe and toe next to it.  Yep being the safe person I am, I was wearing flip flops.   I thought it surely must be broke by the pain that was shooting thru it.  So I limp into the house holding my toe...well I looked more like the hunchback of Notre Damn.  Yelling for Bill he comes and asks to look at it.  Dang it hurt to let go of them, so I just let him peek at them. ;)  Thankfully he is good in an emergency as he takes one look at my bloody toes and says...well first off lets get it cleaned up.  Well first I had to let go of my toes as I had a death grip on them as I just knew if I let go they would fall  After they were cleaned up I found I could move them so thankfully they were not broke.  But boy did they sting.  The purple is now gone, but they are still sore sore sore.


Well let's see what else has been making my life  Oh...90 to 100 degree temps and my window air conditioner has decided it wanted to drain INSIDE the house.  We've had it out...torn all apart...cleaned.  Oh...and if you ever store a window air conditioner in your garage over the winter...umm...seal it up good.  When I took ours apart to find out if maybe we had a clog in it.  I found two verrrrrry old mice.  Ewwwwwww Ick Ick Ick.   So it's now back in the windows and only intermittently leaking inside.  *sigh*  Oh one more lovely with the air conditioner....on the hottest day we've had so far this year, the air conditioner is back in the window and cooling the house nicely....POOF...goes the power.  A transformer blew up and lit on fire a couple streets up from us.  The guys were right on it and it was replaced and power back on in a little over a couple hours.

I think I've had enough bad this week!

The good, finally! :)  

Today I see this wonderful scrumptious strawberry pie go by on my feed on Facebook.  

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I have strawberries!  And I have every ingredient (there weren't many) I changed it up a bit and made them into little pies for dinner.  The only thing I didn't have have the whipped cream.   I'm ready to kick back tonight and enjoy my little strawberry pies.  I hope you all have an enjoyable evening! :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Squatter's Rights

My daughter bought me this gnome a while back.  He's traveled all over our yard trying to find the perfect spot for him to claim squatter's rights.  He's decided he likes my flower pot on my patio the best. ;)  I just love him.  

He's got a couple buddies that live in my flower beds just enjoying the summer sun.  We had these for quite a few years and they are showing their age.  They bring a smile to my face every year when I find the perfect spot for them to relax for the summer.


I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!  We are going to stay at home and just have a quiet day.  Sounds like a plan to me. :)

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!"

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
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