This time Squirly helped hisself into enlarging one of my gourd birdhouses.
I made these a few years ago and had a great time painting them.
The hole is huge and I am sure he was trying to make it so he could fit in there. Maybe he just wanted a napping place. I expect at any time he will have a rubber stamp and start stamping everything with “Squirly was here”.
Wildlife can always put a smile on your face just stop and take notice what wildlife is in your own backyard.
These little chickadees love this new food I ordered from Chewy.
C & S Bluebird Nuggets Wild Bird Food it was a 8# box for $9.77.
I was hoping to attract the bluebirds to eat it but the chickadees love it too. I just filled it back up again this morning.
We currently have 2 feeders in the front yard, 3 on the side, and 4 in the backyard. I mix chicken scratch and black oiled sunflower seeds for the feeders. It is important to use different types of feeders to attract more kinds of birds.
The joy of watching the birds and squirrels at the feeders brings nature into our backyard and I get to photograph it in return. It is a win-win situation for us all. LIFE IS GOOD!
The Eastern Bluebirds nest about 3 times a year but some of them keep coming back to this same nest in the orange birdhouse.
This bird house needs to be repainted but I have to catch it without birds in it or without birds trying to nest.
I found a great deal for our grandson Andrew some wood scraps for making birdhouses. He loves to build stuff and never has enough wood. Someone had 200 pieces of picket fence cut offs 10″ long by 5″ wide for $10.00 I gave them $20.00 because I felt like it was worth it.
We delivered the wood to him yesterday and all the siblings helped unload. I ordered 4 birdhouses 1 for each of them to paint bright colors for me. We will see when Andrew gets these built but hopefully this weekend.
Providing homes for our feather friends is something I truly enjoy.
Little Lady was so big I honestly thought she had 5 pups in there. Last Tuesday she finally had 3 pups.
Two of them are quite rare the black one is a full piebald tuxedo this one is a female. The multicolored brown is a shaded red OR a chocolate-based red it is a male it depends on the nose color and that changes a bit. The brown is a solid chocolate female.
They weighed .85, .80 and .65 on day 6 Monday morning. Not even 1 pound yet lol.
They are AKC registered miniature long haired Dachshunds.
These pictures were taken on Sunday I was using a metal bed Jack had made me to use in newborn pictures and a wooden barbie doll bed my dad had made.
The joy of fuzzy little puppies make everyone happy.
I have not had a chance to get her weighed people seem intimidated by her so I ordered a $50.00 muzzle so I can take her to PetSmart and weigh her. This should make people feel safer but honestly, she is on alert at home but does not seem bothered in public. My guess is somewhere between 130#s and 140#s she is eating about 7 cups dry plus a few tablespoons of canned.
The first pic is her sitting for her treat, the second pic Jack was showing her size by having her walking next to him. In the third pic after being let out of the pen she was headed straight for me talk about intimidation. The last pic is showing off her big head.
I love photographing pets and trying to capture their personality.
Wow-what a year it has been so much stuff has happened and then COVID stops us all in our tracks. We became hermits staying home and not ever getting to roam around in public or go shopping. We all felt so restricted but at least we have plenty of facemasks and we are some of the ones being safe.
I think most of us know how to wash our hands and disinfect things. I hope most of us stayed home and did the right thing.
Surgeries were canceled, vacations were canceled, retirement trips were canceled all to stay home and stay safe. Picnics and family gatherings were canceled holidays were changed like never before.
I think most of us are grateful to see their is a vaccine and will graciously wait our turn to get it.
The first 2021 DIY project is a potting bench I am always potting plants or repotting plants so this will be a good thing and I can keep stuff better organized.
Here are a few pics of some ideas I like I need one with a back on it I love the idea of the door as a back but want a wider one than the one pictured so I might turn a door sideways instead of tall. I actually won a stainless steel sink at auction for my potting bench.
Once we get started I will post some pics of whatever design we come up with.
Happy New Year everyone have a safe and Happy Day and please know 2021 will certainly be a better year than 2020 was.