I'm getting a little tired of getting up at 4 a.m. to check the temperature. It was 27 this a.m.
I'm getting a little tired of getting up again at 5 a.m. to put the hummer feeder back outside that I brought INSIDE the night before.
I'm getting a little tired of bringing in, one by one, the other 3 hummer feeders and thawing them out.
I will be totally surprised if ANY of our Yooper birds have babies this season. The swallows will probably leave for "Capistrano" (or wherever tree swallows go) before the 2nd week of July (which is usually when we find they are gone).
So far this a.m. I've only seen one female hummer; no males and there had been 3 of them.
The only GOOD thing for us humans is there is no bugs; bad news for birds, especially hummers since there are no flowers!
I mowed for a while yesterday. I had my long underwear and heavy socks on under my clothing. I had a scarf wrapped around my neck which I put on under my coat. I had my heavy knit stocking cap on and of course gloves. I still broke out in hives. The wind wasn't as bad yesterday as the day before but it was still darn cold.
For the past 3 nights, Dan has had to drain the towers at the dump station in hopes of them not freezing. I'm afraid to go out and check all the faucets and back flow preventers in the campsites. So far, none of the guests have complained but we only have 3 campers this a.m. Hopefully the faucets, etc are fine.
And MAYBE we will be able to shut the furnace off before we have to get fuel oil again!
1 week ago