Woods Country Cove

Monday, April 29, 2013

Before The Rain


Yesterday morning was nice out but the clouds were slowly rolling in for the rains in the afternoon . Papa put the cutting deck on his tractor and away he went to make the first cut of the season !


Miggs watches him closely just in case he gets out of line and she has to herd him back !


                                       Oops guess he got out of line Miggs is barking at him !


Our Hummers   should be back soon  and Orioles I put their feeders out as they will be hungry after their long journey !


Tractor race lol  Papa and his dad cutting their lawns at the same time . Funny how that happens lol !


                                 Taking a break after all that herding Papa whilst he cuts the grass !


          Papa had put the tractor away as he was all done . Papa and his tractor herding buddy !

        This morning  I heard a bird  I haven’t heard since last spring ! Our little Wren Molly , she is back now  trilling her heart out and soon will be busy making her nest here  . 

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                                        Until next time friends . Thanks for popping by !

                                                         Country Gal

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Busy With Gardens


The weather has been beautiful sunny & warm with temps hitting a high of  21ºC or 69ºF  .

Papa took Friday off as a vacation day and we both were busy with gardens Fri and Sat . First we had a trailer full of triple mix topsoil we picked up from one of our garden centers  to top up our gardens and build up our front garden as it needed it badly and we dug out lots of old plants that were there as well to make room for new ones .  We have  6 flower gardens .


2 yards of top soil in that bigger trailer we had to hand shovel in the smaller trailer and toot around the yard filling the gardens   this was an all day job on Fri .


The front garden we filled and Papa built the platform there with the lattice. Today he will tremclad it grey .


The older we get the longer it takes to do things like this lol


        He will also build the same on this side to cover up the concrete slab and make it look nicer !

Then yesterday we got a trailer full of Cedar chip mulch and did some of our other gardens with that , Oh boy two days of shovelling , luging digging  WOW ! We both have found muscles that we didn’t know we had lol .  Today Papa is putting the cutting deck on the tractor to hopefully get the grass cut as it is to rain later and the grass is thick and long in spots ! I am doing laundry today .  The gardens are all ready for our trip to my favourite garden centre to come home with a truck full  colour lol !

                                        Busy , busy times spent doing one of my favourite things !

                                                                   Gardening !


                                            Until next time  , Thanks for popping by !

                                                         Country Gal

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It Was A Rainy Day


Yesterday a rainy day and lots of activity in the yard . The birds and critters love  the rain . 

This guy is very skittish and it has taken me a few years to be able to get shots like this . He was just outside our back door so I hid and made no sounds and was able to finally get a few decent shots !


Northern Flicker  click name for info !

Member of the Woodpecker family !


They love to hammer the ground with their beaks deep  and sup up all the ants , as their beaks are in the ground their long tongue slurps up the ants  they do this on trees through the bark as well !


                          Lots of rain drops on my laundry line ! I like photographing rain drops !


   Spring flowers are blooming here  more now after yesterdays rain .  The sun is shining this morning and it  looks  to be a nice day !

Miggs and I are off for our walk soon !

                                                  Until next time . Thanks for popping by !

                                                           Country Gal

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday








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                                                              Country Gal

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The New Bird In The Yard


The weather has been lovely the past few days all though the winds have been chilly still today as the day went on the winds warmed up . I have been doing a lot of bird watching and photography as this time of year if your lucky to see or find breeds that haven’t visited your area before or they have , you just haven’t seen them .

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                                            Meet  Mr  Brown Thrasher click name for info !

This guy I have never seen here before . I heard an unusual bird sound and saw this at the top of our Cedars . I didn’t want to get to close as I didn’t know how skittish he was and didn't want to miss any shots of him whether they be near or far away !  I took about 5 shots each one closer and closer till he flew away . So I hope to see him again soon as he is the New Bird In The Yard !

                                              I love birdies and bird photography ! Open-mouthed smile

                                           Until next time  , Thanks for popping By !

                                                     Country Gal

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Spot Light


                                                      Waiting for their return !



                                              Until next time , have a good day . Thanks for popping by !

                                                         Country Gal

Friday, April 19, 2013

This & That


The weather has been lovely the past few days , sunshine warm breezes and blue sky’s . Yesterday the temps hit 21ºC or 69ºF . Papa set up our patio furniture on our patio porch , the bird bath in the garden and my  laundry line . My laundry line gets put away for the winter months .



I really love this laundry line as I can fold it up when not using it and when using it I can un lock it and it carousels in the breeze so my laundry dry's from all angles .

My Daffodils are slowly rising and forming blooms . All have been so slow due to the late spring and the up and down weather we have been having .


                                     I have slowly been adding garden decor here and there .



                         The trees are bursting there buds now and my Lilac bushes will soon follow !

Today it is windy and feels like it is cooling off with light rains . Today is house cleaning day for me so I better get cracking .

              Until next time  hope you have a good day ! Thanks for popping by !

                                                Country Gal

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Day In The Sun


Today was beautiful here lot’s of sun and blue sky’s not a cloud in sight . I actually got a tan whilst out there ! The temps hit a high of  16ºC  or 60ºF according to our out door thermometer and that was in the shade so much warmer in the sun .

Miggs and I went for our walk took the hour walk and I did some pruning of bushes and tidied up the gardens a bit , then I took photos and enjoyed the weather . I could of cleaned my windows but heck I have plenty of time to do that .


The Cow birds have returned as has the Red breasted Grosbeak and the Barn Swallows . I am waiting for the Hummers , Orioles and King birds to show up now and of course Butterfly’s and Bees .


                             Theodore chased the Cow bird off  the stump so he could get some food !


                                                 At 1 pm the moon was up in the blue sky .


                                                    A Turkey Vulture flew over head !


                          There are lots of buds on the bushes and trees ready to pop any time now !


                       Mr Squirrel sunning himself high up in the tree as he watches Miggs !


Miggs was enjoying the sunny warm day as well  in front of Papa’s shop after she treed Mr Squirrel once again lol !


Birds , Chipmunks and Squirrels all busily nesting and eating in the sunny warm weather .

Tomorrow it is to rain and thunderstorm for the best part of the day . More showers will bring me my May flowers  WOOHOO !

Made BLT’S for supper  ,wanted some thing light and now Papa and Miggs  are in his work shop for a bit till tea time at 8pm . The Robins and other birds are singing as the sun sets and peepers are waking up as all else is settling down for the night .

Until next time , hope you all have a good day .

Thanks For Popping By !

Country Gal

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Had A Nice Day !


Yesterday was so beautiful I was able to spend the entire day outside . I did some garden clean up , went for a long walk with Miggs played fetch with her  ,watched  all the birds and critters and took photos . The sun was shining and the temps and the breeze were warm . It reached 21°C or 69ºF !



                                                    The Gold finch were  hording the feeders !


                                                   Then Mr Grackle came swooping in !


Whilst the birds were busy fighting over the feeders Miggs was busy watching a squirrel up in our tree!


Harley was enjoying some fresh air from in the windows and watching the birdies . I have been trying to get her to go out side for a bit with us but she just doesn’t like it , all she does is sit in the door way . Harley was a stray around here as a kitten up until she was 4 months old and has been an inside cat ever since . We always give her full shots at the vets every year just in case and she has a full set of claws  so she would be ok out there !  Oh well I guess she will if and when she feels ready !


                 All spring flowers are slow this year but they are growing and greening up nicely !

This morning it is cloudy and we are to be getting a thunderstorm or two . April showers will bring me my May flowers !


           Until next time , Miggs , Harley and I hope you have a good day and thanks for popping  by !

                                              Country Gal

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Spotlight


The weather yesterday started out nice then it went down hill from there !  As of now the sun is shining the air is chilly but fresh and to be warming up as the day rolls on ! Birdies are singing !


We have quite the cheeky bunnies around here that love to belly up to the table or in their case the stump lol !


         After all the rain we have had the grass has thickened up and greened  . Papa was busy rolling the lawn as it gets very lumpy over the cold season .


                     Miggs is once again supervising  and herding Papa when on the tractor !


                                      After all the herding of Papa on his tractor  she decided to take a break !

          Today I hope to get out in the gardens for a bit and do some more clean up ! Take Miggs for a walk and enjoy the sunny fresh day !

                    Until next time hope you have a good day  & thanks for popping  by !

                                                   Country Gal