Saturday, March 15, 2014
The hummingbirds usually arrive here March 15th. I almost forgot the date and didn't put the colored sugar water out until up in the morning. I've been watching for them and they are a no show. Last year they came a few days early so maybe they did this year and there was nothing for them to eat. Hope they didn't miss their bus. I got to see number 12's baby for a minute. It doesn't look anything like it's sister Josie. Number 12 nudged it on the head and started walking off. The calf followed. She didn't need us with this calf so she didn't want us around it while it's so young. Six turtles came swimming across the stock tank when I called them. It was a pretty sunny day. John has been seeing a lot of cotton tails and the young man who is fixing up the farm house to live in said he has seen lots of them. All I ever see is one. Left pellets for them today in the usual spot. The young man Ryan was out so we got to meet his new baby boy Weston and his mother-in-law from Ohio. The burning of pear (cactus) for the cows to eat was new to her. I gave her a ride down the lane to where her car was parked. Enjoyed the chat with her. Maybe she will move down here to be near her little grandson. She said they hope to have the farm house ready to move in by summer but that remains to be seen. Ryan has a full time job with the oil field so his time to work on it is limited. Hope the hummingbirds arrive tomorrow and aren't too tired to perform their antics for us.