No wonder I love these birds.
They are friendly and trusting
and keep me company while I clean up the property.
I've been raking near our house.
But these leaves will stay in the woodlot
and be a soft carpet all summer.
We have a few feeders to renovate.
And this chippy lives under our old pump that at one time was the only source
of water for my grandmother when she lived here.
This must be top real-estate for these critters because this is where Simon lived for four years.
Some of you might remember him.
I loved that little guy. I kept him fed and protected him
from hawks when I could.
He went into his den one cold winter day to hibernate
and we never saw him again. Perhaps he passed away in his sleep.
That's what I'm going to believe.
Perhaps this little one is an off-spring because Simon was quite the ladies man.
It will be awhile before we start to plant here but the veggie garden will be prepared next week.
We are adding two more rows.
It will be bigger and hopefully better than last year.
The planting starts late May.
Look at this face.
They love the loft.
Bird-watching from the windows and snooping on the neighbours.
Starlings are building nests just outside the window.
There is no having to look for these two anymore.
I always know...
Well, the sun is still out and I should make use of it.
I hope you are all keeping well and staying healthy.