We had a mixed week. One day it looked like rain and was cool, other days it was between 80's and 90's. We've had both warm and chilly nights. It looks like we'll have wind through Monday, and then it will be clear, getting hotter as the week goes on.
Dh picked up a male quail from the tall grass, that had a couple of missing feathers. Cat? Fox? Or...?
We put him in a box for the night. He seemed fine the next day. Ds and the baby stopped by to pick something up, so we showed her the bird, then they let him go. He was fast moving, and seemed fine. Yesterday, a week after the fact, Dh saw he and his mate up the hill. They seemed happy and well. Whew!
The kids are getting another dog. There's someone that they know who has a 12 wk. old pup. She's very cute. Her mom looks like a terrier mix, and she fits in a backpack, with her head sticking out. The dad is also pretty small. He looks like he has spaniel in him. Ddil has wanted a dog since she lost her beloved girl nearly 3 years ago, but they got Frankie, who doesn't care about her at all, only Ds.
Our feverfew plant up here has become a large bush, and I take a small bouquet once or twice a week. It's very pleasant.
Also, this week, the last of my last lemon tree's flowers bloomed. I had one in here, which smelled very nice, and we pollinated the others. Perhaps we will get a couple of lemons.
Ds is trying to do a little wiring from the office, through the pantry, and into the living room. That's so that we can put a couple of batteries outside to keep the 'fridge on a couple of hours a day without the generator. We need a break, with gas nearly $7. a gallon. I cannot afford it, but need the freezer and ice box on. Any amount of time without the generator running is a help.
To make this small change, we will need to move the freezer and ice box from the west wall in the kitchen, to where they will ultimately go, once we get walls.
The 'fridge will go on the north wall...there's a space for it between 'beams.' And, the freezer will go in the pantry, facing another direction. A lot of changes for a couple of hours on a battery each day, but required.
Remember the playhouse that a customer gave to Ds? Well, a couple of days ago, another customer offered him an 8" across telescope. Time to play the lottery!
His boss was exposed to covid from his son. He went immediately to his cabin to keep out of the house. And, while his son is testing positive, the boss is still testing negative. As a transplant patient, he can't afford to catch anything.
The tree cutters hired by PG&E have been cutting out here for weeks. Dh and Ds went out with the head guy, maybe 3 weeks of so ago, showing them which trees that we didn't want cut, though they had marked them to cut.
Now, they are here the past 2 days, though around the corner. I've had trucks on my access road, and guys to control traffic down on the road right here. Mind you, there have only been a handful of cars per day, and one at a time, but someone's got to do it, I guess, so that no trees, or parts of trees, fall on anyone's car.
Dh had finally signed a paper that they would put our wood chips in an easily accessible area. But, today, they drove out with them. Dh called the head guy that he'd made the agreement with. The guy said that they are working up by Ds's house next week, and that we could have those chips.
There's more, but that's the crux of it.
Our hummingbirds are having a ball. And, I'm telling you, if they keep eating like this, they are going to look like ping pong balls!
We have a new one with a yellow head, which we're calling King. I named one of my darker ones, Derrick. As in oil derrick, because he/she perches and looks like one as he/she eats. That makes the rest of them the Dominoes...because of Derrick and the Dominoes, which was a group w/ Eric Clapton, lol! Yeah, I obviously have too much time on my hands!
I've never had to fill the ant guard on the hummingbird feeder with water, as yet, but it's there. As of Thursday, a hummingbird keeps going in it. It's as though she wants to nest in it!
By the way, each hummingbird goes to a different tree when they go to a tree. Interestingly, they don't seem to have a preference to tree type. They land in 2 different Douglas firs, a large maple, a madrone, and an oak!
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods! How was your week?
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