samhill wrote:Got buzzed by a humming bird this morning, the wife already had the juice made to put out sure sign of spring. Cut the grass 4 or 5 times already & it's about due again & the hay is about due as well, seems early but I don't keep track.
Same thing here Sam. Saw one the other night. It came near the feeeder but there was a tree swallow on the pole so he flew off. Then the wifey noticed black crud in the feeder. so last night she cleaned it out real well with vinegar, clorox, you name it. Got it squeaky clean and flushed. Filled it and put it out this morning around 6:15. I noticed the first hummer there around 7:00.
It appears that if we could only get a few nice days, they should be haying the fields now. But the 2 1/2" of rain the other night just may make the fields a little sloppy.
CN, a couple of years ago lightning hit the sycamore tree with the bluebird house on it. I was sitting on the front porch with the dog only 50 ft. away when it hit. Blew the house right off it. When it hit the driveway, there were 4 babies scrambling under my truck for cover. Then the dog ran out after them. Finally got him and myself in the house until the storm passed and my hearing returned......... A little too close for comfort.