Monday, June 20, 2011


The robin’s nest that is in my stairway to my basement finally has had some action.  This nest is way better than the one in my outbuilding… this one is almost at eye level, so I can see up close and personal what’s going on.  Of course I wait until Mommy and Daddy Robin aren’t around when I peek, so I don’t stress them out  rolleyes

So yesterday, I glanced in the next on my way to the basement to make sure the eggs were still there and instead of three eggs, there was two eggs and a teeny tiny squirming little pink thing – one of the eggs had hatched!  Today I saw that all three eggs hatched - the babies are soooo teeny.

Here is a picture of two baby robins that are only a couple of hours old…one is kind of sitting on the other and you can see the third egg in the back.

Two babies!


And then here you can see one looking for something to eat - it was hard to get a picture of all three with their mouths open at the same time… I didn’t want to hang around too long and upset Mom and Dad.

Feed me!

I’m going to have to come up with names for them…  Any ideas?

Monday, June 13, 2011


I have been so bad about posting, but in my defense, there hasn’t been a whole lot to write about.  If you’re reading this at 2 o’clock in the morning because you can’t fall asleep, this just might be your ticket to some rest…


  • My back is back to normal – well, as normal as it can be for me.  And for that, I am very grateful.


  • My garden isn’t any near being done.  All I have in is lettuce (which is doing well!), some tomatoes and peppers.  I do have corn seed and cabbage seed in the ground, but they haven’t come up yet.  My peas never came up.  I still have a lot of stuff I want to get into the ground yet…


  • Mrs. Robin #1 had already raised three babies, but it looks like she hatched some more.  I can only see one beak (if you click on the picture, you should get a bigger version), but I’m guessing there are probably more in the nest…

Mrs. Robin #1's nest


  • I now have a Mrs. Robin #2, who built a nest in my back hallway.  She flies away every time I go in or out of the house, but she’s sticking to her guns and staying with her nest.  If the eggs hatch, I should be able to get a really good view of the babies…

Mrs. Robin #2's nest


  • All my chickens lay brown eggs, except for my Polish chicken, who gives me white eggs.  She is a very reliable layer – I can count on an egg a day from her.  Which is why I was wondering why they stopped all of a sudden.  Until I found the nest she had made out back…

Real nest eggs  :P



  • The Polish chicken is pretty skittish – for which I don’t blame her, because she gets picked on a lot.  But it makes it really hard to get a decent picture of her…

Polska my Polish chicken


  • …and then I have another Lady who doesn’t think the nesting boxes are good enough for her either.  She’s been laying her eggs every day on top of the old brooder I have put away… I really don’t understand how she thinks this is better.

New nest


  • My car broke down this past week.  It cost me a week-and-a-half’s pay to get it fixed 


  • Our town farmers’ market opened two weeks ago.  It’s been a lot of work the past few months and it’s not showing any signs of stopping.  We are hoping for a great season this year, even with the bad growing weather we’ve had this spring.


  • I’ve really had the itching for a road trip.  I don’t know where, but I would love to go away somewhere for a few days.   Unfortunately, I just don’t see that happening for a long time…


….Ummm.  Yeah.  I think that’s about it, besides working a lot.  If you made this far without falling asleep, congratulations!