It's been quite a week on the ranch. The time just seems to fly. Calving season is almost over - there are only 3 cows that haven't calved, so the end is in sight.
We have a lot of dead-fall trees in the pasture this spring that have blown down in the strong winds we've experienced lately. So the Cowboy has taken to cutting them up for firewood. Which means that the Bag Lady has been doing a lot of wood packing and stacking! Great exercise. They say wood warms you more than once - it warms you when you are cutting and stacking it, it warms you when you are splitting it, and it warms you when you burn it. Good stuff. But the Bag Lady is playing out. She and the Cowboy have moved quite a lot of wood. She hasn't finished stacking it neatly in the woodshed because, as you may recall, there is a robin's nest in there. The robin wasn't on the nest when the first load of wood was brought in, but while it was being unloaded, the Bag Lady noticed a robin on the lawn, bouncing around and chirping at her. She mentioned it to the Cowboy, so he crawled up on a stump and had a look. Sure enough, this is what he found:
So they hurried to unload the wood, then moved the other pile of wood they had there in order for the robin to get back to her nest.
There is also an American Kestrel nesting in the backyard, but the Bag Lady hasn't discovered exactly where yet, so has no pictures to share. Many years ago, the Bag Lady and the Cowboy rescued an American Kestrel that had been stunned by a car on the highway, and they have had them nesting in the backyard ever since. This year, though, the nest has been moved to a different tree.
(Sounds like bird week on the ranch, doesn't it?)
She has been working on those little projects she told you about, but
she's such a slacker she hasn't quite finished them. She did get the railing on the deck sanded and varnished, so she has made some progress!
Here's the before picture: (that pile of firewood in the background is not there anymore)
Sadly, the Bag Lady can't find the "after" picture....Sigh.
But do you remember this?
She just can't decide what else to do with it. She keeps hoping inspiration will strike!
Hope all of you have a great weekend!