Tag Archives: Red Winged Blackbirds

Spring

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Friday these beautiful red winged blackbirds stopped by our feeders for a little snack.  They are usually the first birds to return in the spring.  They are a week earlier this year than last year.  Hopefully, that means an early spring.   However, this morning was no indication that spring is on its way.  Wind chill temperature -10 degrees with snow on the ground.  Well, the snow is gone now and the wind chill now is 5 degrees so we are warming up some.

Not much going on here.  I have started work on Sam’s quilt.  I have all the 5 x 5 in. squares cut out and am ready to start sewing them together.  School has went well this week.   Did I mention to you all about the last batch of homemade laundry soap I made using the laundry bar soap instead of fels naptha?  Well, those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that in the past I have had trouble with the homemade laundry soap.  My clothes seem to get a dingy look and the towels became really non-absorbent.  I know, strange stuff, but strange happens a lot here.  I guess it is our water that causes these problems.  Well, so far I have had no problems using this batch.  It is a little bit different recipe than I have tried before but I think the real difference is using homemade laundry bar soap.  I will try to remember to keep you all updating as to how it is doing.

Well, I better get busy.  Church tonight and the menu is baked potato bar.  Sounds delicious to me.  I really like baked potatoes.  Enjoy your Sunday and God bless.

Crocuses

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Look, everyone, what is blooming at our home!!!  We were all so excited today when we saw them.  I just had to share them with you all.  Also yesterday, the red winged blackbirds came back.  They are always one of the first birds to return to our area in the spring.  Every year, they stop at my feeder in the dogwood tree and spend the day there.  We wanted to get a picture of them but everytime we would get close to the window they would fly away.  Grace did however get a picture of this sparrow.

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Today has felt like a spring day.  Warm temperatures-60 degrees right now.  Amazing!  I LOVE it.

Enjoy your day and God bless.