Monday, June 18, 2018

Swinging Bird House

Over ten years ago an old time friend of ours made us this log cabin swinging bird house. We'd kept it inside our home for years. When we moved here we noticed hooks on the back covered porch so we hung it up. It swung facing east. This Spring I asked Gary to reach up and turn the bird house the other direction. As you can see birds have taken up residence in the swinging bird house.
Here is the bird with a seed in her mouth ready to bring it to the nest. She chirps loudly if Barney or we are nearby and waits till we leave before entering the nest. She chirps so much that Barney now ignores her. Since the bird house is hanging there is no way Barney can reach it.
I am keeping a close eye out for when the baby birds fledge. I'll have to keep Barney in the house then. Both the mother and the father bring food to the nest. Can you recognize the variety of bird? It holds its tail up in the air. I think it's a type of warbler. If so please let me know. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

UPDATE: This might be a Carolina Wren or Bewick's Wren

Saturday, June 16, 2018

It's Blueberry Time

It's blueberry time; we're picking blueberries this month.
I remembered this recipe of scallops with blueberry sauce from several years ago. I need to make this dish again this week. It's mouth watering.

We're at the farmers market today, 7 am to 1 pm selling pottery. Hope to see you there. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cucumbers, Eggplant, & Peppers

My vegetables are growing by leaps and bounds. Here is one of the peppers, called garden salsa. I have four peppers on one plant. After two inches of rain yesterday and lots of wind the plants were beaten down quite a bit. The strings you see are to hold up the pepper plants. I had to restake the peppers with a string trellis the length of the bin.
 An eggplant flower; so far there is one small eggplant.
Lots of lemon cucumbers flowers, have yet to see a cucumber, we shall see.
 Across from the bins one of the lavender plants is blooming.
A wild strawberry on the hill, not sure where they came from but they're growing everywhere.  Thanks for reading and for all your comments.