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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hummingbirds, Gardening, On-Line Selling,

Our Hummingbird Feeder 

My hanger for the hummingbirds I made from a  Mountain Laurel Branch

Re-posted ~ I wrote this to a friend:

Terror in my heart this AM  

I walked outside to drink my coffee this morning and I had just sat down when our hummers started buzzing their feeder hanging from our cabin eve overhanging from the roof when one of the hummingbirds fell and was hanging by its' beak caught in a spider string web. It was helpless and my heart went to my stomach.  I am still shaking but I took my wood incense burner stick and twirled it in the spider web and then freed the tiny bird just hanging upside down from it. Those webs are so strong, I broke it and freed the bird and it flew away.  Oh, Thank Goodness I was there!  What was seconds seemed like a lifetime!
SO, watch your hummingbird feeders, I could not see this web hanging down until the hummer was attached to it, so I took my incense stick and went all around the feeder  to rid any more webs that might be close. And, I will check out any webs on our porch  later when it gets more daylight.  Fate had me go outside when I did, my good deed saved the day, clap on chest!

 Sunday - August 2, 2015 

What have I been doing?
Still gardening, this has proved to be a much bigger project than planned time for. I am finding so many new invasive plants  that I have no idea what they are and pulling them.  One great way to ID them is to ask at "Hometalk"! ( links on sidebar) I always get great replies there and lots of new ideas!  I know I do not want to keep them and maybe I will put down some sheeting this fall when the good things are the only ones left.  I do NOT want them again next year. 

All the trees we cut down earlier in the spring are coming back too. Behind my rose trellis is a wooded area I plant moss and I thought the trees were giving my roses too much shade so we got out our reciprocating saw and down many of them came only to have sprouts coming back and some have stickers which I really hate.  Then we burned them in our fire pit.  It was a big job, if it was not a Sassafras tree it came down.  I love them and we  have many in our yard and forest surrounding us.
I dug up roots the first year we were here to make tea and it was wonderful. They spread roots and as I was first making my garden, they came up when digging near them.   Heck, I am still collecting leaves from them  being the horrid squirrel I am, saving everything.

But, I am really going to De-Stash now! I have too, I just have too much Stuff! Forest Nature Collections of about anything I find, things I brought from my consignment shops  when we moved here and an attic and warehouse full of vintage items.  I need to start ironing them.   I am going to close my consignment shop here as this area is just too depressed with the economy, once the vacationers leave , no sales to speak of and I think I will do better with y on-line sites, Etsy,  Ebay,  Threadflip and a rare Bonanza listing. I have really let that shop lax as no time to promote it , I mainly sell on Etsy but items to NEW for there will be on Ebay as " frstyfrolk" my Vintage Etsy shop name where I first started.   I started selling on Ebay to pay my medical bills when I found some of my Mother-In-Law's Vintage eyeglasses and jewelry. She wore those cat's eye glasses and they got me hooked that I could sell them.  I still have lots of her jewelry and vanity trinkets.  I also have lots of them myself.   Mine are so sentimental to me I have just boxed them but no see, no think and I also do not wear jewelry here in the mountains like I did with city living. Plus I turn "65" this year and more money for Medicare will be deducted  from  my SS paycheck which was small enough to begin with. But, I will have health insurance, But,  I doubt I will use it enough to be worthwhile.  It starts this month making me take drastic measures to be able to just get by!
I hate always talking about hard times but we just never saw this coming!

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1 comment:

Rita Gibson said...

Hey, kudos to you for keeping up your gardening. It's good that you are still able to tend to your garden, despite all the stuff you had to do. Speaking of which, I agree about what you said about stores. We don't have to be tied to the physical ones. Certainly not now, when the online ones are expanding more than ever, and are reaching a lot of buyer in an instant.

Rita Gibson @ YEAH! Local