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April 29, 2011


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Oh those Grackles are the meanest birds. I caught one throwing eggs out of a nest last year and got my sons BB Gun and scared it off. My garden is going to be late this year for certain. With rain everyday or every other day the ground will not get dry enough to even till my garden. When it does get warmer and drier it is going to be a hectic time to catch up.Have a wonderful weekend Kathleen.


So frustrating and depressing. Sometimes I wish nature didn't have to be so destructive and harsh. It sort of puts those rose-colored dreams of a perfect garden of Eden on hold. Sorry to hear the temps have been so cold for you. We've been chilly, too, but temps in the 50s and 60s which isn't too bad. Here's hoping May is a winner!


Yes, spring is very slow to reach us this year. Love your tulip!


Poor mother Robin, it's sad to see those things happen.
We had a great day yesterday and now it's back to cold and wet. Trying to keep my hopes up, but it gets discouraging the longer this bad weather lasts. I hope we all get at least some nicer and drier weather this spring.

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Grackles are such tremendous thugs. We lost a nest of Flycatcher babies to Jays last year, and I know how heartbreaking it is to see nature raw and up close. I'm so sorry about the Robin eggs. On the upside, it might still be early enough in the season that she may still lay a second clutch of eggs this year. Hopefully out of the view of the grackles!


Hi Kathleen,
Poor Robin!! Nature can be cold and heartless. The odds seem stacked against it, but I really hope the last egg makes it.
And speaking of cold, it has been wet and freezing here for days. The daffodils have finally opened, but the rest are all waiting for more balmy days.


Kathleen, I feel your pain! I guess we'll be going from winter right into summer. What happened to our spring??? There were not many days where it was warm enough to go out and enjoy it. I'm looking forward to our 75 degrees days this weekend.


It's been a hard spring for many gardeners across the country. Hope things warm up and stay that way for you soon.

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