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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Most of  trees are bare now around here. Just the sturdier one have some leaves still hanging on. The sky is gray and and the air is damp. There used to be all kinds of birds in the backyard and this past week, I noticed fewer birds. So I dicided that it's time to give them a helping hand again as the colder weather returns and put food out for them.

I took apart one of my feeder and and scrubed it clean, filled it with small black sunflower seeds and hung it back on the hook. Now I hope that the regular birds returns to the feeder. The large gray squirrils are so destructive, they have destroyed many of my feeders even when I hung them the in the middle of the windows. They would try until they would find a way to jump on them and chew the base until they were useless.  Notice the path to the barn cutting through my back yard.  I thought many time to plant some day-lilies on each side then I thought that it would be more work for me.

This is 4 of my wire compost bins that I filed with debris for the flower beds.  Each ones are about 4x4x4 feet so that a whole lot of dead garden debris. I used to mulch it to reduse the volume and speed the decomposting but I damaged the old mower I was using when I ran over a piece of metal bar that was partially hidden in the ground near the barn. So now I just let nature take her good old time.
Today I weeded half of the vegetable garden in between rain drops and kept asking Jesus to please hold the rain until I was finished and it would stop sprinkling and as soon as it started again I asked again to please hold the rain back and to give it to those who needed it more than us and it would stop. I did this five times and each time the sprinkles stopped. As soon as I came in to wash my muddy hands to go to the barn, the rain started.

I and was going to take a photo of the vegetable garden half weeded but had to rush back to the barn.
I hope that everyone enjoys the weekend. Thanks for stopping by.  JB


  1. You know one of the pests that I am glad I don't have is gray squirrels.They are so destructive. I think you have things looking pretty good. I hope you don't get snow for just a bit. I am glad you had a break in rain drops and Jesus heard you. That is a very sweet testimony. I hope you have a lovely Sunday too.

  2. Hi Julia,
    Hopefully the birds will come by and the squirrels will go hibernate.
    I'm glad Jesus was listening and kept the rian away until you had finished your work. Is the worst of the rain over now?

  3. Thanks for your comment Farm Girl and Pat. We are supposed to have rain Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and even into Wednesday. I see a partial sun on the weather predition map but I think that the worst is over. JB

  4. Your birds are going to be so happy! That reminds me, I need to start filling up our feeders as well.

  5. Tammy, I still have several feeders to clean and fill with niger seeds but I need to get more free standing metal rods with hooks and put them on the lawn as I'm not going to hang them in the windows any more. They make too much messes. JB

  6. It doesn't sound like you have had as much rain as we have had. It is so soggy here that yard work would be a nightmare. But I am sure the little birdies will be grateful for the meals. I don't have any bird feeders but I should.

  7. Kim, I'm not sure how much rain we got but we got a lot. I had so much mud stuck on my rubber boots when I worked in the garden that I had to knock it off my boots several time as it was uncomfortable to walk. The river is high and all the low spots are filled with water. Some thankful it wasn't snow though, can you imagine. JB

  8. Hahaha Good point Julia. We would be digging out for a month if this was snow!! I love how you always look on the bright side. :)