[Homestead] Spring-in-the-North Alert!!
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 17 19:15:12 EDT 2009
> All in one day: the phoebe showed up and started inspecting the
> outhouse and the root cellar for possibilities...the partridge began
> drumming, and now the woodcocks are out over the garden doing their
> zzzzzz circle and drop-peeennt thing! So Spring is well underway now!
Ironically, I also have a phoebe building a nest. While I was planting
the corn today, I saw that a pair of bluebirds are also building a nest
in one of my birdhouses. Yesterday, I saw an oriole, a bird that is
rather uncommon here, as I have only seen three in 10 years. My hawks
are feeding their chicks..
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public
debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered
and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed
lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of
living on public assistance."
--Cicero, 55 BC
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