Friends and fam up north have had more snow... and we Arkys although Spring has sprung; hovered near the freezing marks last night. This morning I awoke at dawn and pulled boots over jammie legs to do a garden inspection. I gasped seeing frost on the rooftops but hopefully the plants will be okay as very little seemed to be on leaves or the grass. Our thermometer read 34 and I think it's supposed to be close to the same again tonight. Usually I have my garden in by now but only one short row of peas has made it this far. No sense being in any kind of hurry because nothing grows well anyways until it warms up.
Seeds have come in our mail from Gurneys but to date they have yet to send the tomato and strawberry plants- and I'm thankful! Usually although they try to mail at the proper planting time; it's usually still too early and everything has to be hardened off for about two weeks or so before goin in the ground. -Outdoors for sunshine during daylight... and back inside at night to be kept warm and cozy. Early springtime calls for much doting! But it's a labor of love for sure.
Since things have been on planting hold, I've been spiffin up the bird houses, feeders and butterfly house. Wondered if I freaked the birds out at first with the bright color but... hopefully they're used to it now.Filled with new seed today; it's like a candy store out there.
They've been darting all over and must be gearing up to start nesting.
My neighbor saw a hummingbird yesterday so it's time to clean out those feeders too and boil up some juice. Bet they're hungry because there aren't many flowers yet.
Having cats around this year has them all on guard. I kinda feel bad about that but a kitty hug here and there...
Until they do this:
Can you tell how wide this black cat is towards the back in the pic up above?
She actually looks like she's gonna pop.
I hope Shell is ready to take kittens home with her when she and Tony get a house. lol
? Unless it's all Meow Mix... and I don't think so.*
....... I'm wondering? Do I have more?
Last year I trapped two of them remember? They were eating all my sunflowers, and melons and I thought they were all gone, but now I wonder? See how something's been digging like crazy under the potting shed? That's where they lived before. Dillo... or Hog?
Forgot to check and see if it was gone this morning.
I loved seeing the ground hogs from time to time last year but they were wiping our garden out!
Just can't help it; .... love sunflowers and melons more n ground hogs.
Maybe it's just a dillo...-- and we have been seeing armadillo rootings here and there. (Debra if I get a glimpse of one; I promise to take a pic for ya. I haven't forgotten... just havent' seen it yet.)
Well, need to head to Lowe's. We're ordering a brand new walk in door that goes into my craft room. Our old one has a hole rusted out in it on a corner at the bottom. It's just the right size for a snake! I showed the snake hole to Myguy and he agreed right away it's time for a new door! He probably didn't think he'd ever hear the end of it after I came eyeball to eyeball with a snake in our kitchen cupboard a few years back. Part of it was stuck to a mouse sticky trap and the other half of it was all wound up around a window squeezie handle. Bout had me a heart atack right there! I called both boys on the phone and Trent got there first and cut the thing in two right there in the cupboard with my garden lops. He was so my hero!!!!!!!! --- yeah I'd like a door without holes please!
If you love snakes; I'm sorry...
No hate mail please.
Have a great day everyone!
Hope it starts warming up again soon...