Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spring?

At last I'm getting back into real farm work on a regular basis (does mean hefty doses of pain killers at the end of the day, though, to be able to keep moving).  This week I started pruning the pear tree - still loads to be done as I've got to either fall off a very tall ladder or climb the tree.  Cleaned the house and garage gutters - not bad going for someone who is terrified of heights. Pruned some of the olive trees behind the garage - not down (which should be done) but getting rid of dead branches  Chain sawed the last of the gleaned logs for storing for next winter.  For the first time in 10 years we are getting low on firewood.

The boys are managing the feeder really well and as a consequence the mice have moved elsewhere and the feed is lasting forever. 
Angelo doing the feed dance

This beautiful little heron landed on the roof next door (in the city). The photo doesn't do it justice - not very tall at all, fluffy shimmery tail feathers, very alert and I'd say very out of place.

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