Friday, August 31, 2007
MUCH HAPPENINGS here......
The pecan crop is coming on nicely but we are not counting our nuts until they are hatched....and bagged up! The pests & diseases have been a pain & a lot of work but maybe it will be a good crop in the end. This is considered an "ON" year for pecan growers so I am a little worried about prices. BUT we will rob that train when it gets here. In the mean time the hospital I work at is MIGHTY BUSY right now. For the past 2 years, construction has been going on for our new facility. On September the 22nd we will move in!! I spent most of the day Wednesday touring & inservicing there. It is beautiful!! You can see a picture of our old one story hospital & then a picture of our new FOUR STORY hospital!! BLING-BLING!! I am so excited! The equipment is really state of the art and the decorating is beautiful! We have outgrown our old hospital & it is very outdated. Now I am thrilled that the facility will match our care which I believe is FOUR STAR! Our community is very blessed with excellent health care workers & now a nice new updated facility.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I took these pictures of the male that dominates this feeder on my porch. He occasionally allows a female to drink & I was able to get a picture of her too. The male sits on the same pine tree branch 35 feet directly behind the feeder. He dive bombs any other visitors & DOES NOT allow them to drink. They have to use the feeder way at the other end of the porch.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A VERY ODD DUCK!!!
This duck showed up here yesterday. He (I guess it is a he) is as big as my white ducks, actually a little longer. I've not heard him quack. He did fly a little bit. He is pretty friendly or at least is not scared of me. He has been following my other ducks around & has already had a fight with my rooster & I would say he won. Rooster does not like him at all. Danny believes I brought this duck home but I DID NOT! Of a matter of fact I have never seen a duck like this before in my life! He's not in my wild bird book so I really dont know what to think about the fella. Have any of yall out there ever seen a duck like this before?
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Is there anyone out there in Blog Land that is not having 100 degree weather??!!!! Good Night it's hot! Mama agreed with me that it seems hoter than we have ever remembered. It was 100 degrees at one point today on my PORCH! I took these pictures at Laura Falls in the Smoky Mountains...oh how I wish I was there now! I know that water would be ice cold.
So how are yall beating the DOG DAYS of summer?
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
LADY BUGS LADY BUGS!!
Danny ordered 72,000 lady bugs to release in the pecan orchard. They are called Beneficials because they eat the bugs that we DONT want...like them darn APHIDS! The 1st picture shows the bag full of ladys. Then we started putting them out by the handfuls at each tree. We had to start at dusk so they would be sure to crawl into the trees. We rode back through & you could see them going up the tree trunks. NEAT HUH!