Monday, February 16, 2009

My Day Off & Envisioning Spring

Its always so nice to have a day off because then I can just enjoy doing morning chores and hanging out with the animals and I don't have to feel rushed to get things done.
This morning, yet again, there was a nice size coating of snow on the ground. That is because there is this big hole on Lake Erie where its not frozen & therefore ample room for Lake Effect Snow to come in......actually it will be here all week. Above are 3 of the ewe lambs that were born here over the summer. I am so pleased with the way they are turning out!!

Of course, they all came running as soon as they see me with the grain bucket.......sometimes I wonder if they love me just for being me (LOL)

I am thinking positive that there will be beautiful flowers surrounding the garden here in a few months. But more exciting prospects were on my morning walk with the dogs when I spotted................a blue bird!!!!!
Okay, this obviously was not the blue bird I spotted but by the time I was able to sneak up on him by the blue bird house on the fence line, he had spotted me and flew away. And do you think he would come back? No, of course not!

I went inside the pasture to check out the house............

..........a very fresh nest!!! A tad early perhaps??? I always clean out the houses in the fall ( I have 2 blue bird houses on the property). So, what is the deal? Is there hope for spring coming soon? Was that silly groundhog wrong? I was pretty excited to see the little blue bird in the yard to say the least!!

So, from my kitchen window today, while I was washing dishes (seriously, I am the only person I know who does not have a dishwasher & therefore still washes dishes by hand), I envisioned the garden barn and deck filled with flowers........esp. daisies which are my favorite:)








7 comments:

Nancy K. said...

I don't have a dishwasher!
And I want bluebirds!!! I should look into getting a few birdhouses for them....

Of course, there's my C A T S

Susan said...

I don't have a dishwasher and forgot to clean out my bluebird boxes. Guess I'd better get to it. Mo has started shedding out and I've seen several robins. Gotta have hope :)

Kara said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day off. The ewe lambs are cute! Great pictures! I do have a dishwasher but am one of those people who only puts certain things in it and I do the rest by hand.

Tammy said...

Yes, I think Spring will be here soon--it's already stirring in our hearts. :-) Bluebirds are pretty scarce around here, but once in ahwile I see them. There are the regular ones and then a smaller brassy blue as well (not sure the proper names). I don't have a dishwasher either, and probably won't. It doesn't take that long, even when I totally trash the kitchen on a baking spree. ;-)
Tammy

Christy said...

I'll have to check my houses and see if they've started building nests yet. We put them out in December, but I've already seen the bluebirds checking them out. I sure hope they nest here this year!

Sharrie said...

Just another "I don't have a dishwasher" person. And I really envy your siting of a bluebird.

Heather said...

Lol, I got excited to comment and tell you that I don't have a dishwasher either, but we're not the only ones obviously!! Daisies are also my favourite flower.