Saturday, May 26, 2012

Good news!

The little bluebird I rescued this morning stayed in the bottom of the bucket I had lined with hay for a couple of hours.  I went to check on him and decided to find some safe place for him outside, since I didn't want to interfere with nature.  When I picked up the bucket, he started flapping his wings like crazy.  I held him in there as best I could because I wanted to put him in a tree where Mama Kitty wouldn't find him.  Well, I got to the Bradford pear tree out front, reached in the bucket, and he took off flying, landing on the ground up against Cliff's shop.  A half-hour or so later, I went to check on him and saw he was still there, but when I approached, he flew to one of the pine trees behind the shop.  So I feel as though I gave him a second chance, if nothing else.  I'll bet he has a headache!  (Obviously I snagged this picture off the Internet.) 
I've had a productive day:  I pitted all the cherries I picked yesterday and got three more quarts for the freezer.  I pulled the half-dead peavines and the spinach that was going to seed, tilled that area, and planted some green beans.  

Oh yes, I picked our first green beans and dug a few potatoes for green beans and new potatoes cooked with turkey kielbasa.  I did not intend to get my big ugly feet in the picture, but didn't have time or desire to retake the shot.  
While I was doing this entry, my next-door sister-in-law called and asked if I wanted the bones from a turkey she cooked today.  You bet!  I put it in the freezer for use in turkey frame soup on some cooler day.     

7 comments:

Helen said...

Glad the bluebird got better. Now if it can find something to eat and not get attacked again by those sparrows. Good for you already getting veggies out of your garden. Yummy.

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, got a letter in the mail today my unemployment benefits were being cut off, I have been looking for a job for over a year, Is just super frustrating but with all you are going through I feel guilty complaining , just wanted you to know, Hugs Lisa

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good news about that bird. The green beans and new potatoes sound so good...It'll be a long time before we have them here in Ohio yet.

Hollie said...

Glad the birdie has a second chance! Poor little thing! Those beans and taters sure look good!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Tickled the little bird made it safely off! Our garden let us feast last night. Our DIL made her delicious chicken & dumplings. Then we had carrots, corn, cherry tomatoes, eggplant and squash to go with it! yummy -
Barbara
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

TARYTERRE said...

Made my evening to know that little fella made it through and got a second chance. I hope he can make the most of it. LOVE those green beans and potatoes. You are so lucky to have a garden. ENJOY those fresh veggies. take care.

Lori said...

So glad the bluebird made it!