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Monday, March 21, 2011

We've Got New Renters ~ I Think

~You can't shoot a man because he cheated on you,
but you can leave him.~
~Lori Yates 1887~

Day number two of spring...and there are a few things lookin' like spring!!

I think we have renters!
This lil' one has been going in and out of the new birdhouse all mornin', but I don't see them bringin' nestin' materials yet. I took these photos from inside through my dirty kitchen window. I like where the birdhouse is located though...I can watch it from my desk in the kitchen! I hope they decide to stay.


We got another first sign of spring today:


The first Robin of the year!


He wouldn't show me his face...just his behind!

But sadly, this is what the bigger picture looks like here today...


Other than the birds, it still looks like winter...
...well, I'm not complainin' too loudly...many people have piles of snow. But I keep seein' daffodils on other blogs!!! My rhubarb is pokin' their heads out though!!!

My Man came in last evening and said that Annabelle was gettin' a pretty big bag, so she should be calving before the end of the month if my Cowculator is correct.

Well for now, I'll just keep catchin' up on my inside chores...daydreaming 'bout t-shirts, palm leaf hats and ridin' in the sunshine~


22 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

I am sweating here and very crabby. Very crabby. I'd take your snow ANY day. SAD (Summer Affected Disorder)

lisa said...

That is great that you have renters! It sure looks the same here, we saw the ground for the last few days then this morning changed all that!

Shirley said...

I wish I could get the songbirds to come to my feeders. They just don't hang out here. But we do have a lot of swans in the fields across the road right now. Unfortunately with my little camera they'd just be white blobs so I won't bother taking photos.

wendy said...

Cowculator...that's funny. I love seeing all the new calves in the fields.
Your place looks like my place..only we have MORE snow. grrrr
I love watching birds and wildlife, very soothing.

Dreaming said...

Your Robin is so puffy and cute. We've had them for a while down here... but I don't have rhubarb yet! So, in that respect, you are a step ahead of me!!

Faithful said...

great pics..as usual, Karen. Love the ones of the drive...wished I were along, even tho it looked cold. Your part of Oregon looks and must have the same temps as in in my part of Nevada.
Oh, yea..Happy Bday to Cowboy. He sure looks good for 12.

Crystal said...

glad you have renters and a robin, I think that would be a sure sign of spring! We have 8 inches of snow and wind here, ewwww.

Oregon Equestrian said...

All fluffed up against the cold. Built in down coat!

cdncowgirl said...

Just heard the weather forecast, colder than normal until mid April... only good thing is that it will slow the melt in the flood risk areas.

Jeni said...

We are warm at the moment - 70's. Grass is greening up (lots of rain/flooding), spring flowers are up..

By Thursday we'll be near freezing.

Breathe said...

Some robins just like to get in early to get all the good apartments. Can't blame them.

Enjoyed catching up on all the goings on - Colt sounds like he's getting into the swing!

Cheyenne said...

Always a real pleasure!.....Spring isnt far away!

Linda said...

It gives me hope when I see signs of spring around the country. We had 6 inches of snow on Sunday and at least another 4 yesterday. I say enough already!

CTG Ponies said...

Glad to see signs of spring for you!! The robins have been here all winter, in the snow, so they aren't the harbingers of spring I had hoped for. We do have quite a bit of bird song in the morning and the air has a different quality to it.

Ed said...

Very cool, hope they stay, I was thinking of adding a couple more Bluebird houses at moms place this year. Next week I'll be home and get to help with the new garden they are putting in across the front of the front yard..:-)

Leontien said...

Your spring looks just like our spring!!!

haha

Thanks for sharing!
Leontien

GreyDrakkon said...

The horses here are all convinced that there's much more grass showing than there really is, but fortunately they've all kept their winter coats on because we're supposed to get more snow in Iowa. :P

Rising Rainbow said...

No daffodils here but no snow either. Still lots of wet stuff and raging creeks. I haven't even seen any birds yet so you are ahead of me in that regard. I keep hoping it's coming. LOL

Reddunappy said...

The birds are back up here! But my rhubarb isnt up yet! LOL

Ruth Andre said...

Good to see your Renters! The big picture does look cold. Enjoy it all.

dibear said...

That poor little cold robin looks like it's about to burst!! :)

Merri said...

the Robin thinks he took a wrong turn and ended up at the north pole.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

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