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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Turkeys and squirrels and deer, oh my.

Ever since I have put out I've lost count of how many bird feeders I've had a plethora of animals visit them besides the birds. I'm going to have to find a way to keep the squirrels off the feeders besides shooting at them with a BB gun since that scares everyone else away too. Think I'll get them their own feeder. They are just a bit greedy, though, so I don't think they'll be satisfied. We'll see. The deer don't come by every day. Guess there must be enough to eat elsewhere. I listened for the tom turkey this morning when I woke up but neither he, nor the hen, were to be seen or heard. Guess they're busy doing something else in the woods behind the house. All the critters are busy building nests or shelters or whatever to house their prospective families. I'm waiting for the bluebirds to come back to the bird house on the porch so I can watch them. And it's almost time to put out the hummingbird feeders. Not 'til April, though. And even then I'm cautious. I usually wait until the first hummer hovers in front of the window as if to say, "Put out the feeders, fool." One will actually do that. Either that or buzz me when I go outside. Today would be a great day to get things done outdoors but, alas, there is a meeting which must be attended. After which, a birthday celebration for my daughter's Someone.
Anyone know where the names for the seasons came from? I can guess Spring and Fall but Summer and Winter elude me.
Y'all have a great Springy day.

14 comments:

Sage said...

I can't help you there, but I know the word summer was used as far back as the Plantaganet times (UK monarchy c1200) but spelt and pronounced differently. Have a good day xx

Joe and Nancy said...

Just found your site and find it very interesting. A nature lover myself, I will be back to read often. I looked up the word winter:
The word winter comes from an old Germanic word that means "time of water" and refers to the rain and snow - as well as low temperatures - of the season in middle and high latitudes.
Although another site said it derived from a Chinese word meaning extreme--I like that definition!
Love those turkeys strutting around, although one spring a large male saw his reflection in my black, VW beetle and pecked it to the tune of 1000 dollars worth of buffing. He must've thought another male was taking over his territory!
Will catch you again soon. Have a great day! Visit me here...
http://abirdandabirdie.blogspot.com

Diane-Sage said...

Hi, I was introduced to you & your blog thru Mr. Hermit Jim. I have been enjoying reading Bright Blessings and have signed up to become a follower. I also see you have another admirer named Sage too. As for the Toms, I have not seen them yet but the hens comes thru every morning eating their way thru the yard and pooping. None the less I love watching and hearing them. Enjoy your day.

mizdeb said...

I just wanted you to know that I read you everyday. That tom turkey yesterday was just like a man, wasn't he? I had to laugh at your description!! My b-day is today too the big 5-0. Hope Someone has a great day!

Mad Max said...

Have a great day,God Bless....

Bob Mc said...

Good reading. You have a new follower.

Tatersmama said...

Hermit Jim sent me by... and I'm glad I came! You've definitely got another follower!

I miss the wildlife and birdlife in California so much, (I'm in Australia now) but we'll be going home for a visit in just another few weeks) and I can't wait to see the hummingbirds!

smunkey said...

Hello there, I was doing my daily blog reading and Hermit suggested your page so I came by and I am happy that I did, nice to meet you and I love your blog. I have a family of deer that come through the backyard every evening, drives my dog nuts lol. Have a GREAT day!!

SHARON said...

Hi, HJ sent me over and I am so glad he did. I enjoy your writing, and I'll be back.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady! Looks like you have some new fans and readers! That's pretty cool, huh?

Now I guess you'll have to post a picture of your "little log cabin" for all to see and marvel at!

You have a great day, my friend!

Wretha said...

So I read that you knit, I am new to knitting, I use a knitting loom and have had great fun with it. How about some pix of some of your pieces? Oh and it would be great to see your cabin too, like HJ said. :)

Wretha

chinasyndrome said...

Hi Ya MomLady,just picked you up from Hermit Jim.GREAT guy that one.Your Home sounds incredible.Have a Great day.

China
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CottonLady said...

Just found your blog thru Hermit Jim. I also love nature and was raised on a farm and still many, many years later live on a farm. I will be back soon to catch up on all of your older blogs. I've always wanted to live in a cabin, so guess I will do so thru your stories. Thanks.
CottonLady

Momlady said...

To all: thank you for the info on winter and summer. You learn something new every day. I like that! I appreciate you stopping by and hope I can keep y'all interested. Have a GREAT day. I'll be stopping by your blogs when I have more time. Today is a little too hectic.