Friday, 21 June 2013

Things have been quiet--but active!

I know, I know. I've been a bad blogger!
There's been all sorts of stuff going on here at Quirky House but I haven't documented ANY of them here....(I promise that this weekend I'll go out and shoot some pics!)

What we've been up to:

We planted a boat load of spruce trees in the yard, some forsythia shrubs, some maple trees and apple and a peach tree.

We've seen a LOT of wild life...
2 foxes
Momma groundhog with 2 babies
Momma Deer and Fawn (*psycho fawn!*)
Micro rabbits
Chipmunks
Wild Turkies
Coopers Hawks
Tree Swallows
Baltimore Oriels  I couldn't believe how bright they are--it;s like looking at velveeta or cheddar cheese!
Eastern Bluebirds
Book Scorpion(also called Psuedoscorpion) Very freaky but non harmful so I let it live!
Gartersnake
Northern Watersnake (and yes our yard is that wet sometimes) 

Pretty sure that there were more critters but you lose track, ya know? (I never thought I was much into birds but I have to admit that since coming out here it's been fantastic to see and watch them!)
who I am sure when I start my raised beds next year will be all over trying to eat my stuff.

As for the house we're still progressing although it's slow. My task for most of the spring and now into the summer is to try to control the wasp/ hornet population. I'm having decent luck with that so far. :)

We're working on the inside of the place and maybe by the fall the livingroom will be done. I look forward to having some kind of couch or futon to sit on and chill out on!

Annnway. Still alive out here.