Day No. 6. It's getting a little tight in there! I'm pretty sure there are 4 chicks in the pile, though there may be a 5th. I suspect they'll start perking up in the next two days. It's about to get noisy!
I won't post updates every day, but I think their birthday is noteworthy. And it astounds me how much they've grown in just a few hours! I can't tell if there are 4 or 5 chicks under that pile of fluff. I'm just hoping there all strong and healthy and able to fly the coop … Continue reading Robins: Day 2
Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard. It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors. I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018
They're back! Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch. Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog). My only concern is that I don't see the mama around often. Either … Continue reading Robins Revisited
I'm taking another week of vacation to do construction. The kitchen isn't finished but I wrapped up all the major construction and am enjoying a fully-functioning kitchen. This week I'm attempting to knock out the basement project. Just one third of the basement, but all I need is a respectable and lawless studio. I … Continue reading Basement Renovation: The Floor
My final pottery class was last week. Not the last forever - I hope. I've been too uninspired to get the most out of it and felt it best to take a break now before I became too frustrated. While I made little progress with my throwing, I have honed in on a few glaze … Continue reading Glaze Finale
It's been two months since my last post lamenting that it had been a month since the previous post. I haven't figured it out yet, but I'm pretty sure this is a metaphor for life. Slow steps forward on a slippery slope, nails dug in hoping to prevent a massive backslide, wishing I'd listened to … Continue reading The Art of Happiness