I have decided I need danger pay when cutting the grass, as not only does my butt hurt, but the Purple Martins have now decided it is fun to dive bomb me and frighten me half to death by swooping down in front of the tractor. Like what if one makes a mistake and I end killing one??? I may be many things, but I am not a murderer!! It wouldn't be so bad, but these Purple Martins should be nice to me, as I have just put up a condo for them, so technically I am their landlord!! I have taken to wearing my coat with my hood up, one because its cold, and two I don't want those birds pooping on my head!!!
My dad was over on Tuesday and he brought me the martin house that he had made. Here are a couple of photos:
Isn't it cute? I'll let you know when I see the first load of washing hung out to dry, then I'll know when the first residents have moved in. There are a total of 18 holes, so that should be good. The pole was already there, it just needs painting, but I think that will have to wait until next year, its not a priority.
Now on Tuesday I was talking to a delightful British woman "H" who works in the fireplace store and to cut a long and boring story short, we got talking about the wildlife around here. She lives further north than I do, I forgot to ask her exactly where, anyhow it doesn't matter. As most of you know who have been reading my blog for a while I am terrified of frogs, its a back to my childhood thing. Anyway "H" mentioned we have tree frogs up here???? I mean I have heard of tree frogs in the Amazon, but didn't realise we have tree frogs here in Southern Ontario. Why would a frog want to live up a tree? The whole thing puzzles me, and concerns me at the same time, as when I am walking by a tree, should I be concerned about a tree frog jumping out at me???
Then she got on about the no see um's. Remember we were plagued with them when we went on vacation to South Carolina. Somehow I had convinced myself they were a Southern United States thing, apparently not. Between me and you all this stuff is starting to concern me and I think I need to go out and purchase protective gear against dive bombing birds, frogs jumping out of trees and various biting insects. My poor old body is in danger otherwise!!