Thursday, May 22, 2008
Two days ago I managed to spend an hour working in my yard. Take a deep breath. I'm not much for fragrances but have always loved lilly of the valley. Wish they lasted longer. There was my first poppy. I discovered a week ago that a robin had made a nest and laid five eggs in the top of my propane gas tank. I am rural enought that they have not brought in gas, water or sewer so I have a "pig," which is a tank to hold my propane gas, which is used by my furnace. The top has controls and a valve to put the gas in. It is has a hinged metal cover to keep the snow and rain off the controls. There is a small place to put your fingers in to lift it. Mother bird used it for a door. She has built a large nest with all sorts of things. I decided to go take a pic of the eggs and discovered two had just hatched. I quickly closed it back up and hope the babies didn't get cold. The pic doesn't show it but they were wiggling around. It has been very cold here this week so I hope Mom hurried back to keep them warm. I'm sure she did. When it gets a little warmer, I'll try to get another pic. After these babies fly away, I'll block the "door" so I can use the controls and have the tank filled up.