Thursday, June 21, 2012
Today was our only chance for rain. We have not had any in quite a while. It clouds up and gets windy but no rain. We are tired of watering every day. I sure hope we can squeeze some out before the day is over.
I am sleeping okay but I'm still tired all the time - and, no, it isn't depression, it's from pure exhaustion.
I seem to be less stressed today. It helps when I know I will be able to stay home.
I can't get anyone to help me keep the hummer feeders full so I cleaned them and filled them again today. The hummers are really keeping them drained this year. I am going through a lot of sugar.
The bird bath is very popular today. For years lots of birds and squirrels have gotten a drink from the bird bath but hardly anyone was really into bathing in it with one exception. Every day at the same time for a few years a titmouse comes and takes a bath. Not sure if it is male or female or if it is even the same bird but we think of it as Mr. or Mrs. Clean. Mr. and Mrs. Clean had babies this year. Today the family took turns taking baths. They were wild - really into it. This didn't go unnoticed. A female cardinal sat and watched them and decided to try it out. She liked it. Next was Wrenster. He is really nosey anyway. He was followed by a dove. And finally a chick-a-dee. It's nice to see it getting all of this action. Later a nuthatch, goldfinch, and warbler came in.
There were two turtles in the compost pile eating a cauliflower core. I had no idea they liked them.
Split Ear, one of our favorite squirrels, showed up and has a ton of ticks on her ears. I wish I could get them off.