Woods Country Cove

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crazy Weather & Approved Feeder


The weather so far today has been nuts , it snowed with freezing rain and rain all at the same time , now it is just rain thank goodness it is rain and not snow , we are to get lots and lots of rain though today and tomorrow with thunderstorms this evening   but this was the eastern sky this morning  just before this crazy weather  started a hint of sun rise  .

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The birds are having a grand time at the feeders in this wacky storm and they love my new feeder  .  I have read that in the birding community this feeder is rated very high for its performance  for keeping bully birds and critters off  and that is true  none of them like it already  and my smaller birdies are finally able to feast in piece ! WOOHOO !  Papa got this feeder from Lee Valley Tools one of our favorite stores .

                The feeder is spring loaded and you can set it for what weight it will take before it will close off the seed .



                                                                              I have it set to Light weight .

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MARCH 2017 (18 of 27)                                    Mr Robin doesn't look to impressed with this chilly mixed weather either lol !

                                                 Miggs ..  well she is doing what she loves to do  on a rainy day  .

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                                                                                         Until next time .

                                                                                       Country Gal

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Beautiful Day Before The Rain Storms


To start the day off even better look what I got delivered .

A new feeder from Papa for my B day last week  . SURPRISE !!  WOOHOO !  Thanks PapaRed heart  I love it .

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               It was glorious today with  lots of sunshine and temps hit 15C . Miggs and I sat outside for the afternoon .

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PicMonkey Collage

                                            Spring is in all around us here and the birds and critters are feisty to !

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                                                               Seeing lots of Turkey Vultures now finally !

MARCH 2017 (6 of 37) Yes , I am moving ahead with  some out door decorating , I have my chimes up to outside , love the sound of them in the breeze oh well  what the heck eh?!

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                 Our Little song Sparrow or as some know them  as Field Sparrow has been serenading us all day , such pretty little birds !

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                                                                  All the birdies and critters are busy  now .

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                                    I know ,  to many bird photos  right ?! but I just cant get over them all  they are so amazing !

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                                                         Mr Squirrel has a great view from up there  .

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                                                                            As he looks way down at us .

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                                                                             Just a perfect day  for all here .

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Well that's it for all of us here  for now  , we are expecting lots of rain for the next day or so as of tonight  over night , so I will be inside doing indoor stuff I guess BOO ! lol  unless the weather changes and is nice out then ya know where I will be lol !

                                                        Forever an outdoor  Country Gal with nature and camera in hand   !

                                                                                Until next time .

                                                                                Country Gal

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Birthday



Yes  , I am tooting my own horn and   wishing myself a HAPPY BIRTHDAY ,  Awe heck why not LOL !



               Papa bought me a lovely cake decorated just the way I like it with spring colours and flowers  ! Thanks Papa Red heart

As of tomorrow Saturday March 25th or if you are reading this and it is Saturday I am now  51 ,  to some still young to others  old as the hills lol  but to me  just plodding along realizing that the days, weeks , months and years go by faster with age  and try  not to miss a thing  amongst it all  .

         The weather was lovely with  warm sunshine and the temps reached 14C or 56F as of the overnight into Saturday and most of the weekend rain , rain and more rain oh well it is spring after all . Papa and I are just puttering about this weekend , Miggs has been sick with a tummy bug we think or she ate something out side  that doesn't agree with her  , lord knows what that could of been .

                                                                                       Until next time .

                                                                                      Country Gal

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Picture Perfect Spring Day


Yup that's what is was for sure today . This morning gave promise in the sky's of a nice sunny day .

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                                                                                   Sun rise at 7:25 am .

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                                                                        Early morning moon  .

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                                                        As the Robins were singing the praises  and greeting the sun .

Lots of other birdies were chatting away  and that it was the start to a picture perfect day. We had  warm sunshine , temps were comfy , Miggs and I went for a nice long early morning walk then  sat out in the sun for a bit in  the afternoon  and all the birds , Miggs and I  are  happy happy happy  , it is spring after all lol !

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Yup the fly's are out and about to just a couple here but the house was covered in them in the sun shine all getting warm on the house  and they are in the grass to and the birds have been snapping them up !

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                                                                        I put my spring flag up yesterday !

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Birds are making nests now , Papa and I are bringing out his barn bird houses he made over the years this evening for the birds to nest in again .

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                                      Lots of songs going on from all the birds as mating season is in full swing !

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                                                                              And feasting at the feeders to !

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                                                                And laying upside down in the sunshine !

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                                                     Enjoying a fresh drink from one of the watering holes !

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                                                                     Watching the temps rise bit by bit .

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I hope for lots  more picture perfect spring days like this now with lots of sunshine  and even warmer  temps !

                                               Nothing like Spring when all comes alive and is new and fresh all over again !

                                                                                                 Until next time .

                                                                                              Country Gal