Woods Country Cove

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Springing Along & Near The End Of March


Spring is happing every where here now and I cant believe it is the last few days of March  already ?! I also  couldn’t believe my ears last night when I let Miggs out to do her business  at 9:30pm  I heard peepers already in the marshy areas  . I had to call Papa and get him to hear to make sure it wasn't me hearing things that aren't there lol ! yup he said that's peepers alright FEW I said I thought I was loosing my marbles hearing them this early  !! One of my best  musical sounds   .

I also saw a Turkey Vulture soar over the house yesterday . Papa said he saw one the day before  so they are back now to .

The weather has been warm with some sun and cloud  with rain on and off  to but yesterday evening   I was out side enjoying the temps of 13C or 56F  and last night the temps dropped to only 10C or 50F  and warm this morning to .

                                                                        Miggs and I were out enjoying the evening .

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                                       Wisps of clouds as the sun sets at 7:35 pm and setting later each day now !


Miggs is feeling better and doing well with her elevated bowls that seem to help with her tummy and throat as  she was prancing about with her toy whilst I was wondering about after I had  some fetch time with her .

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                                       She likes to shake shake her toy and all you see is ears all over the place lol !

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                                                          Time to relax for a bit till the next round lol !

                                       Whilst she was resting I went about with camera in hand some more !

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Mr Robin one of many  we have here was serenading us  whilst we were outside , some times it gets so defining with all the robins singing , chirping and all the other birds at the same time then the sound of Geese flying over to  , another favorite  musical sound  to my ears  is the sounds of all the birds . The Geese get so low I can hear the winds through their wings whooshing  as they fly over !  I noticed in the pic above with Robin the buds of our big old  Manitoba maple tree are getting closer to opening to  as are lots of other trees , bushes and shrubs .

                                                              I spotted  a few Cedar Waxwings in our  other maple tree !

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It was getting kind of dark as the sun had already set and taking photos of birds in trees were becoming to be more silhouettes  then anything so I  walked about looking down instead lol !

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     Pansies are starting to bloom and spread  , Daffodils  and Tulips are high above the ground now to . So everything is springing up nicely now and all have returned for another wonderful spring season and Miggs and I are loving it all  .

                                                                                       Until next time .

                                                                                              Country Gal

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Some Of This & That


Not a lot going on here it has been some what quiet . I had a nice birthday yesterday  with lots of messages from friends on social media  thanks to all of you who sent messages and comments  , I got lots of phone calls from family to , which was nice  and of course the lovey cake Papa bought which  I had to cut up and freeze half  of it as it was  just way to much for just the two of us  lol !. Papa and I buy each other things over the course of each year so we don't  really get much for one another on Birthdays , just the way it is for us and besides not much left to get someone when they already have all they need or want  already right ?!    The weather has been a bit chilly with rain and sunny periods but still not bad at all  today the temps reached 13C or 56F .

Miggs has been on and off sick and we think it is a combination of  how she eats and drinks her food , See Miggs has always had problems with her esophagus and digestion as well as a bit arthritis in her shoulders and we have realized that her eating from her bowls on the floor is hard on all of this now for her so we decided to raise her bowls so it makes all this easier for her but instead of going out and buying the expensive raised bowl  feeding station Papa measured did a prototype on a computer  building program he uses  to get the right demotions and what not   printed it  and made it for Miggs  .

         We hope this helps her , so far so good she gets less gas and seems to be able to swallow better and less strain on all of her ailment's  , she seems to like her new feeding station . Nice job Papa .

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Almost all of our spring birds have arrived now Robins , Grackles , Red Wings, Morning Doves , Cow birds  , Starlings , Killdeer and  now the Song Sparrow which I had been waiting and watching for  . I am still looking out for the Turkey Vultures to show up soaring in the sky's  that will be soon . Nothing like hearing and seeing the  spring birds  . Our many robins have been wonderfully serenading us each evening and morning .

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Mrs Robin here has her own singing post in the garden and she sings so clear loud and pretty  as she seems to have a nest going in the cedar hedge in the photo  .

I solved the bully black birds taking over the feeders as I put Safflower in the feeders now , all our  black birds don't like it but all the other birds do and so do our Chipmunks  so win win Smile.

                                      Not long after Papa put up his barn bird houses Sparrows moved right on in again  .

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This house on Papa’s shop is made for  our Mrs Molly Wren  so the Sparrows cant get in as Papa put a piece of clear plexi glass over the exciting hole made for just a Wren and the Sparrows cant peck it apart to fit in like they do to the wood of other houses either ! We are planning to build other bird houses like Blue bird  houses soon , that will be an ongoing project for the next while  as well as many more building projects I expect lol ! Papa doesn't have heat in his work shop as of yet so he has to do most of his projects when it is  mild or warmer  out .

So  all spring things are coming along wonderfully and soon my spring flowers will be putting on a display in the next coming weeks , looking forward to that now to .   So that is it for now for a bit of This  & That over the weekend .

                                                                                            Until next time .

                                                                                                      Country Gal