I uploaded a bunch of pictures from our camera to the computer before the end of May and thought I’d post some here so you can see what we’ve been up to around here. Most of the pictures were taken by Davy.
House (English) sparrow eggs, found in a swallow’s nest box by Davy,
In early May we went to a nursery/greenhouse after picking up our 210 shelterbelt trees. Trees are wonderful, but a greenhouse in May is even better. Not all garden ornaments, however, are wonderful, and the kids are under strict orders from the garden and taste police to never ever bring home dwarves or elves.
Laura’s rabbit finally, after the fourth try, had a successful litter of babies,
After a few weeks, their eyes opened and the fur came in,
We learned recently that adult rabbits love mangoes, so much so that they’ll even eat part of the pit/stone,
Our cat commune, with several mothers sharing several litters of kittens, born a few weeks apart,
A boy and his kitten,
Since the fair last year, I’ve had Daniel’s prize-winning bird house, in the shape of a grain elevator, sitting on the plant stand the kids made for me last Mother’s Day. All this time I’ve considered it ornamental, but the tree swallows in the yard had other ideas. Here’s a female who seems interested in taking possession,
Look around to see what she thinks of the neighborhood,
Sold! Laura thoughtfully left a little bit of excelsior nearby for feathering the new next.