Tuesday, December 1, 2015
A photo I took a year ago this month. The squirrels had lots of babies this spring but they have all dispersed to different territories. In fact I don't think we have as many squirrels as we did last year at this time. I am wondering if the road construction activities scattered them.
I did see that I can buy 40 pound bags of shelled corn now, that is intended to also feed the deer. I may invest in one of those as the corn on the cob seems to be three times the price as the one with shelled corn in the bag. I will be tempted to buy the ear corn though for fun in a winter storm. The really appreciate finding it out there for them in order to help themselves.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A hardy geranium stem broke off while I was transporting it to the basement. I placed it with the blooms on it into the vase like a cut flower. Clear glass makes them root quickly. I will plant this in a spare pot of dirt as I don't like to kill plants that want to grow so readily.
Friday, November 27, 2015
We did have some freezing rain last evening. The forecast was exaggerated and we did not get too much precipitation.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The downy woodpecker is grateful for the suet that I put out early in the season. One downy does come to the feeder everyday and I have no way of knowing if it is the same one or if there are different ones. Some do not have the red marking on their heads so if I see some of those I will know that there is more than one.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Those of the city who apparently know more about these things than me are taking this tree. Small city government is always out there making decisions to better our city. I have two of these old trees marked and one 10 year old red maple that seems to offend them. They all will be removed at the city's expense. History doesn't really matter much anymore and the leaves from these trees are detrimental to the flow of the water in their ditch. The sign of the times in this town is trees really don't matter.