All of my baby bluebirds have flown the coop. I went to bed last night with one of them sitting on the deck railing just still as can be. I can only imagine how petrifying and confusing it must be being a brand new baby bird, learning how to fill its belly and fly, and most of all to stay safe. I suppose it’s all quite instinctive and I should not put their existence into human terms but I have nothing else to go on!!
Anyway, the bluebirds are all 4 alive and well this morning. Every evening my husband stands patrol from about 4:00 p.m. on for cats. He acts all tough and gruff but he’s crazy about those birds too. He’ll sit on the steps out of sight
for a couple hours every night and then watches from the doors until dark. The birds have a good friend in him!
I noticed this morning that the lupines are getting ready to bloom. That will be a really colorful treat! I also pulled 2 radishes out of the garden yesterday. When the girls come Saturday for grilling I’ll be able to use my own fresh radishes, onions, cilantro, chives and numerous other herbs in preparing their luncheon. There’s something about fresh herbs and garden produce that is immeasurable when it comes to flavor. It’s just got that extra punch.
I planted celery yesterday too. Yes, I know, it sounds crazy, but I did plant celery. I don’t remember now exactly where I found the information but I’m going to try it. What the person did was - they bought celery at the store, then cut off the top of the celery and put that in the frig for using later, leaving about 2-4 inches at the bottom. Then they set the bottom-piece of the celery in about an inch of water for a couple days in a sunny window and on the 3rd day plant it in the garden covering it over almost completely, leaving just enough showing that you can barely see it. It’s supposed to grow and then you just cut off what you need and leave it in the ground to continue to grow more. We’ll see if this works!! Wouldn't it be exciting if it did?!