Well, it looks like we're down another bird feeder. This is all I could find this morning. The top cap and the base. There is no sign of the seed canister and the frame. The canister is somewhat understandable. It's just clear plastic, so it would be harder to see if it ended up under … Continue reading Morning Mystery
This morning, I came out to this. *sigh* That feeder was almost completely full, as of last night. I'm actually surprised it took until now for the hinged lid to break apart, considering how many times it's landed upside down and open. At least I can say the base finally held! The screws tore right … Continue reading Well, that’s it for that one
Or should I say, big buggers? The raccoons have been at the bird feeders again. I found the big feeder on the ground again, the screws yet again ripped right out of the base. This, even after adding newer, stronger wood to the bottom, and using more and longer screws! Then I found the other … Continue reading Oh, those little buggers!
I tried to head out earlier to do my rounds this morning, as I wanted to make sure all the garden beds got a deep watering, and that the fall plantings got their shade covers. Last night, we never got cooler than 19C/66F, and it was already above 20C/68F by the time I got outside. … Continue reading What I found this morning
My morning rounds were a bit shorter than expected. Though we are still supposed to get a hot on - not as hot as yesterday, thankfully - we are also getting predictions of a thunderstorm and possible rain. It's even overcast right now, so I didn't even put the shade cloths over the fall plantings … Continue reading Morning finds
The first chance I got, I headed outside to take care of the bird feeders, starting with fixing the base of the big feeder. I was able to find some longer wood screws that weren't so long, they'd go through the wood I added to the base. Hopefully, the 6 screws will now be enough … Continue reading Things fixed and things found
This spot is, hands down, a favourite of pretty much all the cats... There had been three of them here, all sitting with their front paws at the window, watching the activities outside. Susan took off before I could get her in the picture. 🙂 They have plenty to watch out there! Butterscotch's kittens like … Continue reading The watchers, and critter damage
While heading over to put some kibble out for the junk pile kittens this morning, I found this. Just last night, I was looking closely at this lilac, to see why one of the branches had died, and found it broken at the main stem. Now think I know what broke it. My guess is … Continue reading Some garden stuff, and new critter damage
While doing my rounds this morning, I topped up the small bird feeder. As I took it down from its hanger, I heard something fly out from the plants below. It turned out to be a goldfinch. It flew onto a nearby lilac branch, and just stayed there, watching me. As I went by again, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning finds
A strange, furry man. I've seen a racoon twice on the trail cam. Once was just a tail tip when it was set over the tulips to see what was eating them. The second time, it went by after the camera was moved to face the sunflowers to see where the deer were coming from. … Continue reading There was a strange man out my window!