Fireman heard this little oriole hit the window. He’s learned since we have moved to the country, that a bird little head can recover. I swear he spent half an hour outside or more, guarding it. His brother, Steve, nursed a pigeon back to health when Fireman was a child. They named the pigeon White Feather and the family story goes like this: White Feather recovered and bonded with Steve. Apparently, White feather flew along side Steve, to school each day. So, I told Fireman to have a good chat with Steve while he tended to the bird. (Steve died at the age of 34 when Fireman was only 27) The little bird was hopping and flying short distances later in the afternoon. (There are many hawks and neighborhood cats who could easily make a meal of the oriole) Some wild animals develop a capture myopathy of the heart and die after apparent recovery. I think our oriole will be fine.
For those of you who never had a cheese curd, oh my they are good. Smooth cheese in a little chunk that has a delightful squeak to it when you chew it. Here in DAIRYLAND we love our cheese curds. We don’t even have to deep fry them to enjoy them. Although, many do!
I stopped at the nursery where I purchased my Clematis, for more help.
Isn’t their petunia TREE amazing? So, I brought photos as they asked, and they think the plants just got too much water what with our recent drenching rains. Clematis can be fussy they said. I was told to cut off any crunchy dead leaves and prune the woody vine back until I saw some green. So, I did. I have hope. I am not to water them more than once a week. I should watch for new growth and possible feed some fertilizer to encourage that new growth.
In case you came by for knit news, I’ve got some! I’m onto the charted portion of the shawl and I’m liking it. I also finally got to change to the multi colored skein of yarn. Gray and only gray was getting dull.
I took a chart reading class once long ago. I did remember it helps to print the chart into a larger copy for ease of reading. That is really helping me.
Happy Wednesday. Wishing you happy plants, happy wildlife and happy knitting.