We’ve had a lot of rain over the last couple of days. The Mulberry Creek is out of her banks. I don’t know how much rain we’ve received as my cute little rain gauge froze last winter and I haven’t put the new one up yet. It’s on my “to do list” for tomorrow.
The back roads around us all look the same.
The road to the north.
The road to the south.
The blacktop into town was closed in multiple places. It’s amazing how many people go past the barricades and drive thru the flood waters.
I had planned on going back out this morning to get some more photos of the snow covering the trees. The snow fell so gentle and blanketed the trees, they looked like flocked Christmas trees – only much better!! We ventured out early, but the wind came up and it was more like a blizzard, so enjoy these photos from yesterday.
Native (some say invasive, but I like them!) Red Cedar
I don’t know what model this old red truck is, but it was so pretty in the snow.
I am amazed, I can’t believe it, but it works (so far!!)
I have had a lot of sparrows in my chicken yard. They are even getting into the chicken house, and I’m like a crazy woman in there wielding a broom to get them out! There are HUNDREDS of the little birds. The sparrows eat a lot of food, my girls like to dine on organic feed, scratch grain and meal worms, not what I want to be feeding to a huge flock of sparrows. I’m also concerned about wild birds spreading diseases to my girls. Another thing that really made me want to find a way to get rid of the sparrows, I have a very large pyracantha shrub in their run (yes their chicken run has numerous shrubs and even rose bushes). Last year the wild birds ate ALL the little green berries that were to be beautiful orange berries in the fall. This year my bush was again loaded with lots of berries, only to be devoured again, ENOUGH!
I Googled “how to get rid of wild birds in your chicken run”. It was good to know that I’m not the only one having problems with unwanted birds. The solution……..
Hang CD’s in the chicken run. What? It actually works!!
This spring we had netting installed over the run to protect the girls from a hawk. The perfect way to hang CD’s throughout the run.
It’s been 2 days and there has not been any wild birds in the chicken run or even sitting in the trees or on the fence. I hope it keeps working!!
It has been a hot dry summer (I don’t like the heat anymore), but a nice change came thru today. 1-1/2 inches of rain this morning followed by a beautiful cool day and more rain this evening. So cool out and it smells wonderful. I won’t have to water flowers tonight.