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Friday Farm Fotos: The Empty Nest

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A few months ago during cold weather, I slipped while walking in wet shoes on the slick concrete floor in our garage. Thankfully, I didn't fall, but during my stumble and clumsy attempt to keep from hurting myself I knocked over a little plastic yard chicken that Hubby bought me and broke the head off. I kept the pieces and tried to remind myself to buy some Super Glue, but time went on and I kept forgetting about it. A couple of weeks ago I noticed a wren trying to build a nest inside the headless chicken, which was now laying sideways on a shelf next to my car. I checked one day to see if anything was going on in there, and sure enough, there were three tiny eggs. Once the babies hatched, I was delighted to be able to walk out the back door and hear the faint peeping coming from inside. And occasionally I would even catch a glimpse of mom and dad bringing food to them.
Yesterday, I was in the kitchen and heard some shrill bird calls and bumping noises coming from the garage and…

Brace yourself....

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A huge bumblebee hangs on a vitex bloom while trying to gather pollen.

No, that is not an earthquake you're feeling... just the sound of me starting up my computer and actually sitting down to write something. Try to remain calm.... things will settle down once I get my rusty brain (and fingers) to figure out how to use the keyboard again.  :)
After such a prolonged (and unplanned) absence from my blog, you would think I would have tons of pictures to share, but surprisingly enough, I haven't had my camera out of the house much at all. One reason is the heat~ the few times I have taken it outside, I've had to wait several minutes for the lens to stop fogging up from the change in temperature. Ahhh, summer.
Oh, I have taken pictures of Lily Belle... here she is napping and using her favorite stuffed animal for a pillow.



And I've managed to take a few in the kitchen.
Stuffed peppers from the garden...  (Yum.)


Peach cobbler.  ( Double yum!)




Hubby and I both got new "…