My vegetable seedlings are still on the sun porch waiting to be put into the ground. Maybe tomorrow. I keep reading about how so many of you have these wonderful veggies already and am rather jealous! :o)
A couple posts back I mentioned that I had a happy ending story. Well here it is. My yard man was working over at my husbands office building putting down new mulch for the summer. As he was working he noticed a female mallard wandering around the parking lot with one wing hanging down rather pitifully. He tried to catch her but she just stayed out of his reach, all the time with this dangling wing.
He called me to see what could be done so I called the animal control office which turned out to be closed on a Saturday so I called the Police Dept. to see if they could help. Well it seems they don't handle ducks and gave me the number of the wildlife department. I called and talk with a very pleasant warden who was quite a distance away and couldn't come to the office immediately so he said he would call a wildlife rehabilitator who would contact me.
He called and he and his wife said they would meet me at the office after she finished bottle feeding a baby raccoon and a baby squirrel. T and I went over to keep an eye on the duck as the yard man had to leave. Well wouldn't you know when we got there we couldn't find her! We hunted all over the grounds and around the building and parking lot and no sign of Mrs. Duck. Rats! I had this couple driving here from quite a distance and now couldn't find the duck.......
They drove in shortly after that and I explained the situation so they got out and we all started looking some more as we knew a duck with a broken wing wouldn't stand a chance against predators or dogs. Finally he asked me if we had checked in the shrubs around the building which we hadn't so that's where we all headed next.
The nice man hollered that he had found her under one of the shrubs and reached in to grab her with his cage nearby to put her in. Well, wouldn't you know shew FLEW about 20 feet away and then stood there looking at us. He looked under the shrub again and there was a nest with 12 eggs in it! She wasn't injured at all she was just trying to lure the yard man away from her nest as he had been putting mulch within a foot of her nest!
I took Miss T to her riding lesson yesterday and she was happy to be back on little pony Divit. I tried to catch a picture of the two so you could see the difference in size. This is T on Divit on the right hand side and Duffy the horse she rode last week on the outside left! Quite a difference!
Sweet little Divit is almost 30 years old. I didn't know that until yesterday! I thought she was in her teens!
How do you like the new hoodie that I found in one of the many horse catalogs that I get? She thought it was a hoot! What you can't see is that the sleeves on her arms are rolled back, if you want to keep your hands warm they roll down with a hole for your thumb and the ends of your fingers. I wish they'd had them in my size!
Hubby and I are planning a date day on Friday. Of course we will be going to the coast as it's our favorite place. I hope the sun is out this time so that I can get some pictures. Last time it was rather foggy on the water.
I got an e-mail from Jo-Lynne my niece at Musings of a Housewife today and she has fallen behind a bit in the Best Philly Blogger contest and needs our votes!! It only takes a few seconds and you can vote every day till the end of June. Let's give her a boost as she is very active in the blogging world and this would be a major win for her!! Thanks so much I appreciate your help!!!!!! xoxo