The Next Day—Monday, May 11, 2015

rain-2.jpgThe days always seem so L.O.N.G. when the skies are dreary and gloomy and grey…even the sitting sun could only lighten up the misty, dripping clouds a tad.  But I suppose a tinge of sunshine is better than no sunshine.  🙂

Terry has become worried that seed corn has rotted in the ground, we see nothing sprouting out there.  Later on today we will go out and check. If it has rotted then he will have to re-buy the seed and replant.  A very costly thing to have to do, but very necessary.

Bullock-OrieoThe little bird from yesterday’s drenching rain post

2Is a Bullock Oriole.  So far this year I have two pair.  I’ve tried sitting out oranges and grape jelly, which everyone assures me they love, but the jelly gets hard and the oranges dry up.

!Instead the little feathered friends are sharing the Hummingbird feeders with the Hummingbirds.  I have about eight hummers now–I’m thinking that is four pair.  I have six feeders out, and could possibly add another one.  But I’m not in a hurry—if the food starts going away faster then I will put out another feeder or two.  (I use 1 part sugar to 4 parts water, if you are interested.)

Today we have sunshine.  Sunshine sure brings joy to my soul.

Your friend on a soggy, but sunny day, farm,

Linda

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27 thoughts on “The Next Day—Monday, May 11, 2015

  1. Linda, do hope you do not have to replant. but as you said, do what is needed.
    We have a humming bird feeder and have an Oriole to get a drink also. have not seen humming bird.
    We have had a lot of rain here for 2 weeks. But came in small amounts. Much needed. The wheat was looking very thirsty. We are south of Wichita, Ks. almost to oklahoma line. The hay should be good this summer.
    I think farmers were hit by tornados this weekend. Hope there was not much damage.
    Everyone stay safe. Harry and Sharon Drake

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  2. That is NOT good news about the prospect of having to re-plant.
    Cost + the extra work is hopefully something that can be avoided.
    The difficulties which nature puts up for farmers to battle, can be so
    cruel. I pray that the corn seeds have survived.

    What a funny name for the oriole – BULLOCK???
    Doesn’t look like a bloody bovine creature to me – ha ha.
    Such a lovely bird with such an odd name.

    Our present weather would be ideal for you now, but we
    have been so water-logged with rain recently that it was
    really getting over the top and I live in suburbia!
    Unfortunately it just won’t rain either here in areas which are
    in drought or in your drought areas that I have read and seen
    on TV – bloody frustrating for those without the rain.
    Fingers crossed for those corn seeds.
    Cheers
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

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  3. So sorry to hear about your corn. 😦 The farm behind us got part of their field planted with corn. The field closest to us still hasn’t been planted because of all the rain we had a few weeks back. It is usually dent corn.

    Those are some beautiful birds.

    I hope the corn has sprouted. Have you had enough heat for it to sprout?

    God bless and thank you for all you do!

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  4. I’m glad the checks on the first two fields were OK. That would be terrible to have to replant. Aside from the expense, wouldn’t that make your harvest much later and in danger of frost?
    Last year some of my vegetable seeds took a long time to sprout. I thought it might be due to the cold temps. I have only planted cold weather veggies so far this year.

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  5. The Orioles sure do brighten up a dreary day!
    Oh man! I hope you guys don’t have to reseed! Ugh! That’s not good. 😦
    Fingers crossed the sun warms that soil and you see little green sprouts.
    Cheri

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  6. Oh no! Does insurance cover any part of the loss of seed? I hope so.
    Try adding a little water to the grape jelly and you might find it doesn’t dry out. Is is likely this pair will nest in your part of the world? I don’t know anything about Orioles.

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