Sunday, April 29, 2012
Billy told me a few days ago that he saw Bluebirds going in it and I said that can't be possible...it isn't big enough. But he was right and I saw the female Bluebird with a bunch of grass in her bill yesterday and they are making a nest in it. I used to make a lot of Gourd Bird houses and paint them and decorate them until I saw the paint peeling off from the weather so now I just drill a hole in the dried gourd and hang them in a tree and the birds do love to make their nests in them. I guess that says that it doesn't matter how fancy your home is but what you do to the inside huh?
Maggie loves to dig up and catch Moles and she does do a good job. She can dig faster than they do ... then she catches them and plays with them. Kind of funny and kind of gross..she flips them way up in the air and then grabs them and flips them again. No Moles stay near the house now :)
The thing I hate the most about living rural is the TICKS. Dogs can get Lymes disease too so I researched how to help keep them off my dogs. I give them a bath with Dawn dish soap..then I put 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in a gallon jug of warm warm water to rinse them and I use Rose Geranium oil and put 3 drops on each dogs collar once a week. It also helps to put just a cap full of the vinegar in their drinking water. I know this works because they were getting a lot of ticks on them and when I started doing this it cut it down over 90%..and the best thing is it is not expensive and something you use around the house anyhow.
I just listed 10 auctions today of some of my OOAK special items for Dogs and Cats. There is a link on my side bar so check them out when you can. I also still have a ton of cook books since the fund raiser was a bummer if anyone is interested. If you order and pay by May 4th I can still get them to you in time for Mothers Day by media mail
Posted by nancy huggins at 9:24 PM