Whitesburg KY

Springtime is finally here

Looks like spring is finally here, and the flowers are blooming and the leaves are appearing on the trees.

This is definitely my favorite time of the year. The birds are busy gathering grass twigs, string, feathers and hair, along with a variety of other materials to use in building nests, and some already have little ones in the nest.

I keep a porch light on and the birds arrive at the crack of dawn to gather the moths to feed their young. They will catch a moth and beat it against the floor to remove the wings before flying away with it.

I wonder if they don’t feed the wings to their little ones, or if it is simply awkward to fly with the wings attached. I guess I will just have to keep on wondering about that one.

Anyway, it is fun to watch the creatures as they go about their everyday routine.

If this summer is as unusual as this past winter, we are in for a rough ride.

Now that I think about it, humans are a strange bunch during the summer. They water and fertilize their grass in the yard, and then gripe and complain every time they have to mow it.

The same goes for the trees in the yard. They are right pretty in the summer, but not so pretty when all the leaves have to be raked.

If there is only tree, there will seemingly be enough leaves for half a dozen. But on the other hand, those leaves are beneficial as mulch.

Just bag them up in large garbage bags, pour in a gallon of water and seal the bag. In the spring, simply pour the contents around flowers and shrubs and over the garden because they will decay during the winter, and it is so much better than commercial fertilizer.

And that’s all from the funny farm until next time.

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