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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Robins, Baby Robins and an Oriole

Our new house is pretty close to a tree outside and it doesnt touch but almost luckily the tree is really old so I doubt will get much bigger.  But in this tree a Robin made a nest, nothing new.  But from the first bedroom we can look right into the nest its pretty cool. Took her a long time to make the nest it seemed but maybe just cause I was waiting on her.  Then on May 23 she was sitting on eggs, finally.

And we waited and waited and finally on June 8th we noticed babies.  They must never get full they just made noise all the time and would fall asleep with mouths open and wake up and chirp more.  Sure are ugly little things good thing it doesn't take long to grow feathers

And by June 17th they were on the ground.  Not flying very good, I probly coulda picked them up but I didn't of course I know how wild animals are.

Kinda fun to see them around now copying their mothers eating worms, flying into windows whatever.  I read the bird book today and it said they can see the ground move where the worms are, kinda creepy but they sure like it here the last little while we been getting lots of rain so the worms are close to the surface.

And I saw a orange bird flying through he didn't stop much but finally found him hidden in the leaves, who knew orange could camo so well in green?  This is when I really like my zoom lens got couple good pics of him.  Never seen a Baltimore Oriole here before, wouldn't have even known that is what is was if Neil's friend hadn't said he saw a bunch at his place.

I don't even really like birds but I can see these from inside my air conditioning when its hot and humid out.  Missed getting pics of the hawk at the end of the driveway this year, only one and hes almost ready to leave the nest.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Yay a Garage

Well we asked around for a qoute on a garage and in Hanna we asked in Feb said we wanted it build in April, well we are still waiting on them, and we mentioned it a few weeks ago to the plumber and he said just about 6 miles south of us our neighbors are building a house (which we knew, but thought the carpenters were busy)  and they should do it a the same time.  Sure sounds great but we were into brandings so never did anything about it and then a 10 days ago we got a quote from them, looked it over and said OK and they came Monday to start.  All we did was sorta mark out where we wanted it.

They got the forms put in and the pad built for concrete

Then Tuesday the plumbers come and laid down the hose for in-floor heating and drainpipes and whatever else.

Then Wednesday they poured the concrete.  Bright and early at 8 the truck was here, they spent most of the day troweling and power floating and put a sealer on.  Somehow we were lucky and had 2 days with no rain.

Friday the truck from Lutes delivered the lumber and so we are all ready to build, not sure when the builders are coming but I suspect this week sometime.

Will be pretty cool, gonna have a bay for my truck, an office for Neil, a bathroom and some storage and the rest will be open so far.  Pad outside the truck bay and 8 feet of pad in front of the rest and then a sidewalk up the side, and all that will have in-floor heating as well so when it gets icy we just turn it on and it will melt, no more shoveling for me!

Can't wait till its done then we can finally clear the rest of the stuff out of the old house and get rid of it.

Friday, June 24, 2016


I headed off to a branding with Dee last Monday and all the sudden I get a text from Neil.  Haha he just saw a visitor drinking out of the puddle in our yard.  He said he woulda shot it but Ziggy was on his way over there so he called the cat and the skunk ran away.  I don't think the he woulda hurt the cat but I wasn't there to coach so now we have to flush him out gently and get rid of him.  I thought I spelled a skunk a couple times but was pretty faint thought it was my imagination since that's the first one we have had here since I been here in 12 years.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Branding Pictures

Finally got a few branding pics.  We were there all morning and he did his main bunch but had a few heifers at home to do and didn't need as many vaccinators so I got fired.  Yay haha more beer and picture taking time.  Been too busy at most brandings to take pics so this was a nice chance.

Theses are straight out of the camera, it was a bit chilly looked like a storm coming in but it never did.  Only have 4 more to go too and will try and get some more at them.