The other day a pigeon hopped his merry way slowly down our drive, past the trees, and into the glass-house. He was struggling with a very droopy wing. he could not fly and finally I managed to capture him in a trout net, and he is happily living in the cat cage, in the spare bedroom, where it is cool and safe. On Monday we are taking him to Dawn, the local bird rescue lady. A good examination didn’t show any bare bones,so he is an excellent ambassador for a message and a parcel.
First job for him is to carry a message of love to Colorado, for R and his family as they wait for more results and possible treatment. KB, I am sending a message of love and hope, with so many caring thoughts for you all. R, you handsome fellow, those ears, the loving eyes, and your shining black coat, let all be well with you.
Next up, he has a heavier load as he takes a parcel to California. Inger, the bag is on its way!1 I thought it was fairly safe to post a photo here, Another R( not her full name)!!! is the recipient, I hope this will give her lots of happiness and good use. R loves animals and birds of all kinds, so the owl was a good start, and the purple batik fabric has cats outlined in a golden colour.
One last photo before he flies away.
We have been having very hot days,for us here in November. The firewood work is tiring!!! Friends helping make so much difference to the work-load. I am sure that next winter, we will be so thankful.
The last tree, #1 on the previous photo, did not fall the right way and landed in the stream. Along came Richard in the huge 32 ton digger, and in a matter of a minute or so,lifted it up and dumped it alongside #2.
This is actually the first tree felled, but #6 in my photo. Limbed, and cut into rounds, They are now split and heaved onto the pile to dry out over summer.
The thinner branches have all been trimmed and are saved for cutting into smaller pieces for the chip heater, it heats our hot water in winter, and the solar panels take over in summer.
We save the pinecones, the tiny branches are piled up waiting to go through the mulcher/shredder/chipper.. Nothing is wasted!!!
Hot days for us in November, 29.6 Celsius, and hotter at times. I think of my Northern friends, preparing for winter, getting out the merino clothing, winter tyres on the vehicles, and furnaces switched on.
Christmas is approaching so fast, we will be home,and having a very quiet day, maybe visiting a friend at night. Our southern family will be staying home, the Northern family have our grandies working so many days before and after the 25th, so I think they will be home too. I might save some, just a few, of those hundreds of pine cones( the photo showed a small amount gathered up so far) and add some tinsel for fun.
Quotation of the day, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“ Friendship is a sheltering tree”
Greetings from Jean