I've had a couple comments lately .... this one concerning the "inch by inch" song for which I didn't know the correct name or author.
"Inch by Inch" is from The Garden Song by David Mallett.
A notable performance is by Makem and Clancy, I think from the early 80s, available on the Makem and Clancy Collection from Shanachie Records. It has been recorded by lots of other folks, too, including, I think, by John Denver and the Muppets. It is even the subject of a parody called the Anti-Garden Song.
It's figures that Joe would know that....he's the DJ on 88.3 WLFC on Monday nights. I'll bet that if I sang it, it would SOUND like the muppet version! <grin> I'd love to hear the Anti-Garden song. If we don't get some rain, that's what I'll have!
And one from Maureen Sellers....
How divine that cherry must have tasted! At least while the trees are small they're easy to pick. And I'm glad you beat the wild things to the cherry! Did you take a photo of the cherry? Seems like a scrapbook moment to me!
I checked the pots of seeds I planted last week. Yippee, the red hyacinth beans are up as are the nasturtiums- in the same pot! I must start doing one thing at a time. The arbor is in place and the white lace vines are attached and happy! The birds are using the new arbor for a roost since we had the five forsynthia bushes removed to make way for a new fence. The birdies fussed for awhile that their perches were gone where they waited their turn at the feeder. A baby downy woodepecker kept the feeder for himself for awhile. I hope the hawk circling overhead keeps going! I'd hate to think we baited a place for him to feed. From Forsynthia Corner... happy cherry eating!
I would LOVE to see her gardens! I'm glad that (knock on wood) I don't seem to have hawks around TisaWee, but there sure seem to be a lot of buzzards. I know that there is an eagle family in the neighboring woods, too, but I don't know if I've ever seen them or not. I'm not sure that I could tell them apart from buzzards if they were flying overhead.
There are bazillions (ok...maybe not that many. But lots!) of killdeer on TisaWee. I think they are the birds that I hear in the evening. I laughed last night because it was the first time that I ever paid much attention to the call before, and it sounded for all the world like they were calling, "Tis a Weeeee....Tis a Weeeeee".
I like watching their injured act. If you get too close to a nest, the mama bird will start flailing around on the ground, and dragging a wing like she is injured. She is trying to lure you towards HER and away from her nest. I've never found a nest on the ground, so I guess it works!
I brought the chickens rice krispie treats tonight. No, I didn’t make them just for the chickens, but, with this weather, they dried out so fast that they became like little rice-krispie cement blocks! The girls love them, however! I guess I’m going to have to think of a new collective name for the chickies now that I have two roosters….they can’t be “the girls” any longer.
The babies that I hatched from eggs are nearly two months old now. Clayton and Gid are definitely roosters, and I’m pretty sure Riley is a girl.
The babies are especially fun to watch. They don’t mind being picked up now – they’ve learned that if they want out of their corner of the coop, they need to let me lift them over the netting. They also know that I’m their ticket to get back inside the coop because they can’t quite make it over the stoop of the “people door” (I’ve got the chicken door latched shut for the time being because of the coyote sighting).
The babies have figured out what wings are for. When they want back into the coop before bedtime, they come running to me. They run a few steps and then flap their wings and make funny hopping steps, and then run some more. They are starting to do the Sumu wrestling thing, too…..they run at each other and, at the last minute, jump up and smack into each other.
They weren't too happy to have to go back into the coop tonight....I think they enjoyed being outside. I sure hope it rains and cools off a bit! And it isn't even officially summer yet!