Oh, my goodness, it’s been a week since I have written. I didn’t realize it had been that long. We have all been tired and unmotivated this week. JJ said it’s been really hitting him that he had CANCER and that he could have died from it.
Besides planting various vegetable and fruit plants last week, EJ planted some vegetable seeds. I am not sure exactly what he planted. I forgot to ask. Oops. Last week we had days of sunshine mingled with days of rain. I was glad for the rainy days that gave our “crops” deep drinks to quench their thirst.
I checked the other birdhouse to make sure it was empty, and then I moved it a few feet away from the blue birdhouse. I’m hoping to move the birdhouses far enough away from each other that the sparrows don’t have turf wards. I am not really sure how far apart I should place them. I suppose I should do research but I keep forgetting. I saw a wren singing on top of the birdhouse in its new location, but the sparrows always seem to chase the wrens away from the houses. Poor wrens.
I bought a bag of fruit and nut bird food last week and put it in the big tray feeder near the pine tree. The nuts enticed a squirrel. He (or she) eyed it for a few days and then learned how to access it so the tray has become a squirrel feeder. I decided that rather than battle “nuisance” birds or squirrels, I’d consider them all part of the community and let whoever comes enjoy the food. At least I will do this unless my feeders attract birds like in Alfred Hitchcock’s old movie “The Birds” or huge populations of squirrels invade or something. If my yard becomes a horror-movie type setting then I will definitely make changes and fight back.
One horror-esque thing in my garden are the mosquitoes. They swarm me whenever I go outside, making working in the garden more of an ordeal. Consequently, I didn’t work in the garden much last week. I can wear long sleeves and gloves to protect my body but then they go for my face. So I sent away for a insect bug net to protect my head. It should arrive in a few days. It cost less than $5. I hope it works….
The peonies in my peony garden are beginning to bloom. I think they are such beautiful flowers. My wild rose bush (at least, I think that’s what it is) is blooming too. It has beautifully fragrant little flowers.