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Tidbits and Observations

18 Dec

Just before Thanksgiving, I decided to go look at computers and cameras again because of the really old age of both of mine.  They still have no cameras (hopefully this spring as the supply chain gets worked out), but they actually had computers on sale.  I got one.  I’m really liking it.  I can actually ask it to do something and not have to wait forever for it to happen.

a Mac Book Pro

Since I got a laptop, I just sit at the kitchen table, and I don’t really need the computer desk and chair.  That makes Rocky happy because he doesn’t have to wait for me to get up to steal it.  Now it’s just his.

Rocky

I can’t believe all the doves I have around here anymore.  Last summer I started hearing them all the time, and they are everywhere.

I miss my bird feeders.  I am tempted to see if I can put them back up now that Sky is five.  But I’d hate to have him just kill all the birds again until I figured out it still wasn’t safe.

My Christmas cactus is getting blooms!  That’s exciting because it’s been a while, and it usually blooms around Easter.

You know, I don’t usually talk about non-farm things, but I have to say, the last couple of years, it’s been hard to get motivated and have the energy to do anything.  Well, I figured out the cause.  I am now taking hormone replacement therapy, and the change is amazing!

The pen is cleaned up. Just one non-working heated bowl to cut the cord off and use as a feed pan.

A bonus of the girls enjoying a dust bath in the sun.

I love it!  I have energy and can get stuff done again.

Winter Hobby

29 Dec

Well, the horrible weather we’ve had means I’ve spent more time blogging in the last week than I have in ages. I’ve enjoyed it, but I do have things I need to get done outside.  I’d be much happier if this break had been filled with days that were 30 degrees and sunny.  It also means that I’ve spent a lot of time on another winter hobby: birdwatching.

Eurasian Collared Doves

Eurasian Collared Doves

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

house finch

house finch

junco

junco

nuthatch

nuthatch

downy woodpecker (and sparrow)

downy woodpecker (and sparrow)

Now I just want to replace my horrible distorting picture window with a better quality one.  Someday…

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