My jaw has relaxed enough that I was able to sleep most of last night. That meant that I felt up to doing so dyeing today and I might even get some sewing done tonight. For today, though, we'll check in with the nest boxes for the last time this season.
These 5 babies are about to leave. It's in the 90's this week so I know they will be happy to get out of this hot box. I was checking the garden this evening and saw them peeking out of the box. I expect they will fledge tomorrow.
The summary for this season is 3 Bluebirds and 12 Tree Swallows for a total of 15 fledged birds. Last year we had 22 and 19 in 2010 so this years wasn't a banner year but there are 15 more birds than there were 4 months ago. Next year Chris will build new boxes to replace the ones that are wearing down.
The garden is going gangbusters so far. I'm really enjoying this gardening thing. The corn is "blooming" ir whatever you call it.
I planted cantaloupe under the corn and it's taking over everything! I have lots of these tomato sized fruit. If they mature we will be overrun in cantaloupe.
I planted yellow, orange and red peppers. This one should turn orange at some point. We've not had good luck with peppers in the past but I added egg shells and banana peels around these. You can see that I also found a use for some of the leftover fleece from the veteran's quilt.
Thank goodness a friend came by today and took the 10 extra zucchini that I harvested in the last 2 days.
This is all very cool!