Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Backyard birds and a surprise!

In my last post I had told you I wanted to capture an updated pic of my blue bird babies. Well imagine my surprise when we opened the box and found them all gone. It had been a week or two since I took the last pic. So I'm very glad to know all 5 of them left the nest.Imagine my surprise today when I opened the blue bird house and found these!! We had just cleaned out the old nest a few days ago and now we have a new family. Yippee!!

These are some of the other bird sightings in the yard. I guess these are finches?!?!And last but not least, these guy seems confused. Not sure what kind of bird this is either but he looked pretty.

Hope everyone is finding some pretty birds in your backyard.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Veggie Babies

It's really exciting to find new veggies forming. It's so rewarding to see your hard work paying off.Sugar snow peas are forming. These are yummy and so easy to fix.First bloom of a sweet banana pepper. Usually I grow hot banana but I thought I'd give this a try this year. Plus I have jalapeno growing too. We don't need too many hot peppers.Okra is coming up. I soaked my seeds for several hours in warm water before planting. My grandmother use to do this. They were up in six days instead of the usual 10 or more. Now I have to see if they will receive enough sun where I planted them.
Strawberries are doing great! I planted these last year from just roots and they are producing a lot of berries. I just hope I can keep the birds away from them. Remember after all your hard work in the garden, find a relaxing spot to chill out for a while like Mr. Froggy here. He likes to hang out in one of the bird baths.

Hope everyone is enjoying their spring!