Spring has come to Oregon and I have been out enjoying the things going on and not blogging much right now. My Rhodys are all in bloom.
This purple one has out done itself this year.
This Red one was a throw away from someone when we moved here ten years ago.
It didnt do well for them so I planted it in a very shady place and its done so well there with little care too.
Our chest nut tree is in full bloom too and as I was out photographing it in flew this hummer to drink from its nectar. Of course I had to take its picture.
Not only did spring show up but for a few days Summer showed up with 92 degrees and in flew these birds. :)
Superman showed up too. :))
We've been busy lately working out in the front yard. The weeds took over and our neighbors polite but firm reminder they needed taking care of made us spend as much time as our backs would allow to get out to pull ..weed whack and mow. Not to mention plant more bushes to fill in the empty places where we took the juniper bushes out. Its looking so good now.
Of course there is a lot of critter watching going on with the cute antics our girls get up to.
One day Gracie came running out of the bushes with a bit of tomato that Fair had thrown over and the chase was on with Chloe hot on her tail. soon the other girls joined in but she decided it was hers and gulped it down in one gulp. groan.
|This is Chloe and Hattie sunning themselves together. They are finally one family.|
Then we had a little scare. We almost lost our Lexy. she started acting strange last Sunday but I chalked it up to noise a neighbor was making but I noticed her really not acting normal on Monday and I swept her up and brought her in and put her in the dog cage. She was panting horribly and mostly standing and not interested in eating at all. I got an eye dropper and made sure she stayed hydrated and got some sugar water down her and bits of food but not much. After calling around to farm places and googling for info, I figured out it had something to do with a broken egg I found on Sunday. they don't usually live if an infection sets in and no vets close around here work on poultry. She made it to Tuesday and ate some suet for me and laid an egg standing up.. but yellow goop was coming out so after reading up on Google that could be yolk or infection so we mixed up some white vinegar and warm water and did a douche on her. It said it will help bacteria and help with infection. It was to clean out the cavity of anything that shouldn't be there. ..that same day later she laid ANOTHER EGG. she was egg bound, poor thing... after that she perked up and let out a big squawk like she usually does. The egg shell was thin but alright. I let her go sleep with the big girls that night. She was a little slow the next day but by Thursday she was right as rain running and eating and a little under weight but she laid a normal egg. I spent my days laying by the cage trying to coax this little red hen to live. I guess it paid off. :)
Never thought I would miss her loud mouth but even my neighbor missed her.
Daisy decided she kind of liked that cage empty.