The snow is slowly melting. I don't have much activity in my gardens. It looks like everything survived, except perhaps the hydrangea I planted last year. I am happy to see the peonies my mom gave me last fall made it through the winter. There isn't much to do yet, but I did get my birdhouses stained and installed. I certainly enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine. The wild pasque flowers are just starting their spring display.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The weather was super warm, the sun was shining, and I was busy.
My husband is working on a large wood project in the barn. This means scrap lumber. I made three bird houses out of leftover wood. Two chickadee houses and one robin house. I took down my bumblebee/chipmunk house and put up the little house I made last year. They need stained, but I'm happy with the results. For scraps they turned out pretty good.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The big blizzard missed us. We didn't get 18 inches of snow or driving winds. Four inches and cold weather. My thoughts go out to the ranchers, as I know the prairie was hit much harder. Not the best weather for calving. All we have going on are the tom turkeys are strutting. That is it. That is all I've got. Just waiting impatiently for warmer weather.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
We received more snow. There isn't an end in immediate site. I have decided to just focus on projects and not even think about gardening. I did peak into the greenhouse while shoveling. I see my seeds are up, but there is too much ice and snow to get in. I just have to stay focused on the inside. Have I mentioned how difficult this is?
1 c. apricots
2 c. unsweetened coconut shredded
1 t. vanilla
5 T. honey
I blended everything, except the honey, in the blender. Then I added the honey and rolled them into balls. They will go in the refrigerator and, hopefully, I will remember to take some to work in the morning.
As you can see, there is more snow in our future.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
More snow this weekend. We probably got another 8 inches altogether. Just another weekend birdwatching. I tried to work on a picnic blanket, but ran out of material. Shoveling and birdwatching that was the agenda.
This is a very dapper blue jay.
A crow hung around all day.
I love this Junco. While all the others are gray, he is has a dusky orange undertone.
The first robin of the year. Poor fellow is in for a rough few months. We still have a long way to go before we see earth.
This redpoll looks about as happy as I am.
I am very pleased with my crossbill photo. I have had tons of them this spring.
The crow finally got so brave he landed on the deck.
It looked like a winter wonderland while snowshoeing today. My body thinks it is November. All I want to do is eat, sleep, and quilt. We are supposed to get another week of snow.
I was very thankful last week that the weather was decent and a friend of mine was able to visit. We have worked together for about four years helping students get green cards. We e-mail each other, call, and have even worked together via an internet video chat. We have never actually met. I was lucky enough to finally meet her face to face last week. She came to the hills on vacation with a friend of hers. They came up for supper and a few games of pool. It was a great time. The only bummer was she is an avid birdwatcher and all the birds you see above went into hiding when she came. I'm pretty disappointed about that. Still, it did not deter us from getting to know each other outside of work. We had a great time. I am lucky to know such wonderful person.
We didn't do much for Easter. My husband made a fabulous dinner. We had a good weekend despite it being to cold to do anything. I hope the rest of you out there have better weather and had a great Easter.