Tuesday, 24 April 2018

And finally, some outdoor work

The weather has finally turned. It was on Sunday.

Hooper helped me transplant a flower into a new pot. It was a gift! The pot, not the flower!

Down at the pond April 22nd, a muskrat. I didn't see him/her Monday. We shall see what happens. They were back April 3rd, in 2016 (Guess who had six babies!, but didn't nest here last year. They created some push-ups, but didn't stay.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, we'll see if s/he hangs around!

The cats have been so happy, released from the house, walled in by snow. JB walked Annabelle down in the meadow. He took her to the climbing tree, the one that fell. It's a favourite of hers.

The wood ducks are back, here on the trailcam camera. It was -1 C. early in the morning.

I took down the old flag, and replaced it. It is heavy, and a bit tricky to do. It pivots on a bolt, there are three total. I have to take two out and then slowly lower it to the ground.

Next project, restarting the goldfish pond pump. Daisy helped. I took off my jacket, and was in a t-shirt. AMAZING!!!

JB's water fountain needs work. I uncovered it. There were helpers. I'm going to have to get Hansen's Garden Ornaments peeps to help repair it. I busted my bird bath, as well. That will have to be replaced.

This song sparrow, a regular pair, have been looking for bugs in the lattice work. If you watch to the end, you can see how happy Hooper is in the fountain!
Song sparrow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Of course, the geese! How iconic.
Geese from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Hooper was more fascinated by the bugs, the deer fascinated with him. They are quite curious about the cats. They've been careful, not hostile. Cats don't look like coyotes, and deer come into contact with the raccoons, and rabbits. You can see Daisy, between me and the tree.

Hooper & Deer friend from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That's all looking very promising - LOVE the vid with Hooper and pal! YAM xx

Christine said...

glad to see everything coming back to life happily.

Cloudia said...

You live amidst beauty, Jenn!

Nancy J said...

Hooper and two deer, that is amazing. Looks like you are having warmer days at last.

William Kendall said...

Neat to watch the deer interact with Hooper!

Red said...

Spring is very nice but it does bring a lot of work.

Powell River Books said...

Did you wear Hooper out or is this his active mode. - Margy

Ella said...

You live in the middle of the forest! LOL
I love your cat! Beautiful!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice to get out, eh? We, mostly Sue, have done some cleanup. Two bags of lawn litter are at the curb. We have two weeks of pickup, and that's it until the fall. When I say two weeks, I mean they may get to our neighbourhood once or twice in that time period. It's awfully early for it though.

Lowcarb team member said...

...thank goodness for better weather - at last!
Lovely pictures.

All the best Jan

Jenn Jilks said...

He is constantly busy, when he is awake, Margy! Then, sleeps a couple of hours!