Monday, May 26, 2014
This and That
It's been a busy, busy week and it doesn't show signs of slowing down any time soon. We hit the ground running when we returned from our trip to Vancouver. The Frenchman continued working on the coop construction and I got in the garden. I'm keeping it simple this year and have made a few minor changes to the layout that should yield good results.
The weather was shockingly hot last week, hitting 30 degrees Celsius. When you consider that we had a blizzard three weeks ago, it seems even more extreme. Nevertheless, I'm not complaining.
The goldfinch have returned in droves and are enjoying the birdseed and water we put out for them. So cheerful with their brilliant yellow plumage, I love to watch them from my kitchen window.
Unfortunately, it's a very bad year for ticks and my poor dog, Willow, is suffering the most. I removed 11 of the horrid creatures off her one night alone. I've given her medication to help control them and it seems to be working. Oddly enough, our cat never gets them. She routinely rolls around in the dirt and I'm inclined to think that has something to do with it.
Our chicks arrive on Friday of this week and we're looking forward to their arrival. We still have lots to do before we can really draw a breath, so I'll be in and out as time allows.
Have an awesome week, Friends!
*Incidentally, the photo above was taken one evening while we were walking the streets of Vancouver. It's an incredibly modern city, however, wonderful examples of heritage architecture still exist. This clock tower is part of a very upscale shopping mall downtown, which, oddly enough, also houses a few government offices.