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  1. #1
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Been Busy

    I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.

    Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was able
    to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to mow
    and keep the forest from growing back.

    Gotta start somewhere:
    http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    Keep going:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    Almost:
    http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    Job well done:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    Tenants:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    Hummers are back:
    http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg

    I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    dry out. Oops is raining now.





  2. #2
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]..
    >I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    > Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    > able
    > to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    > it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    > mow
    > and keep the forest from growing back.
    >
    > Gotta start somewhere:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    > Keep going:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    > Almost:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    > Job well done:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    > Tenants:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    > Hummers are back:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >
    > I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    > hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    > dry out. Oops is raining now.



    looks like you're busy.

    That's damn big field - can't you lease it out to a truck farmer for a piece
    of the action?

    Dimitri


  3. #3
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]..
    >I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    > Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    > able
    > to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    > it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    > mow
    > and keep the forest from growing back.
    >
    > Gotta start somewhere:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    > Keep going:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    > Almost:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    > Job well done:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    > Tenants:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    > Hummers are back:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >
    > I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    > hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    > dry out. Oops is raining now.
    >
    >

    Looks good. Our hummers arrived about 10 days ago. I've been meaning to
    ask. . .what do you use to till your garden? A rototiller? Your big
    tractor with disc? Or do you have a smaller tractor with a tiller?
    Janet



  4. #4
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    > Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was able
    > to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    > it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to mow
    > and keep the forest from growing back.
    >
    > Gotta start somewhere:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    > Keep going:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    > Almost:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    > Job well done:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    > Tenants:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    > Hummers are back:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >
    > I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    > hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    > dry out. Oops is raining now.
    >
    >

    You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd
    like that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.

    I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!

    --
    Jean B.

  5. #5
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    > Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was able
    > to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    > it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to mow
    > and keep the forest from growing back.
    >
    > Gotta start somewhere:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    > Keep going:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    > Almost:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    > Job well done:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    > Tenants:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    > Hummers are back:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >
    > I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    > hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    > dry out. Oops is raining now.
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Tell me I didn't just type humming birds!!!! If so, :-(

    --
    Jean B.

  6. #6
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]..
    >>I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >>
    >> Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    >> able
    >> to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field
    >> and
    >> it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    >> mow
    >> and keep the forest from growing back.
    >>
    >> Gotta start somewhere:
    >> http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    >> Keep going:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    >> Almost:
    >> http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    >> Job well done:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    >> Tenants:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    >> Hummers are back:
    >> http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >>
    >> I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    >> hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    >> dry out. Oops is raining now.
    >>
    >>

    > Looks good. Our hummers arrived about 10 days ago. I've been meaning to
    > ask. . .what do you use to till your garden? A rototiller? Your big
    > tractor with disc? Or do you have a smaller tractor with a tiller?
    > Janet
    >

    Well, depends on the size garden and location. My veggie garden is 50' X
    50' and it's fenced, so I can't manuever in there with a tractor. I own a
    5' roto tiller that attaches to my tractor but I've never used it, I bought
    it thinking I was going to plant a fruit orchard, but for many reasons
    canceled that idea. When first making my veggie garden I needed a pretty
    big tiller to break up virgin ground so I bought an 8 horsepower
    rototiller... had I known then what I know now I would have rented one...
    because once the ground is busted up all one needs thereafter is one of
    those little Mantis tillers... wonderful little machines. So what are you
    planning?



  7. #7
    pure kona Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    On Thu, 14 May 2009 15:05:32 GMT, "brooklyn1"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    >Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was able
    >to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    >it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to mow
    >and keep the forest from growing back.


    Beautiful!!! Where do you live Sheldon? Looks like mid-south? With
    Canadian geese. Gorgeous green color.

    We live in Hawaii where we do not get that new spring green, and we
    saw that same green on a trip to M) last week, to visit family. That
    green is beautiful!!

    Re: Trimming. We do have to prune each of our multi-thousand coffee
    trees once a year- just one branch, but we have over the year, figured
    out we could pile them high, instead of trimming them to bits, and
    within 3 years, they have decomposed.

    Thanks.

    aloha,
    Cea

  8. #8
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:URYOl.15637$[email protected]..
    >
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]..
    >>I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >>
    >> Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    >> able
    >> to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field
    >> and
    >> it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    >> mow
    >> and keep the forest from growing back.
    >>
    >> Gotta start somewhere:
    >> http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    >> Keep going:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    >> Almost:
    >> http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    >> Job well done:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    >> Tenants:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    >> Hummers are back:
    >> http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >>
    >> I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I sure
    >> hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it to
    >> dry out. Oops is raining now.

    >
    >
    > looks like you're busy.
    >
    > That's damn big field - can't you lease it out to a truck farmer for a
    > piece of the action?
    >
    >


    Not worth the liability placed on myself and I don't need the loss of
    privacy having folks
    traipsing willy nilly, nor do I need their mess. I actually enjoy the
    mowing and tending to the perimeter, especially the peacefulness of that
    back field. I can afford the $10 worth of diesel to mow that field each
    week, it's wonderful entertainment... much better than paying $39.95 to see
    some dumb movie on PPV... just to stand out in the middle of all that
    natural space and uninhibitally, unabashidly, pee on the ground like a wild
    beast.




  9. #9
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:wn2Pl.1351$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] m...
    >>
    >> "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]..
    >>>I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >>>
    >>> Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    >>> able
    >>> to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field
    >>> and
    >>> it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    >>> mow
    >>> and keep the forest from growing back.
    >>>
    >>> Gotta start somewhere:
    >>> http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    >>> Keep going:
    >>> http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    >>> Almost:
    >>> http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    >>> Job well done:
    >>> http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    >>> Tenants:
    >>> http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    >>> Hummers are back:
    >>> http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >>>
    >>> I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like rain... I
    >>> sure
    >>> hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden this weekend and I need it
    >>> to
    >>> dry out. Oops is raining now.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Looks good. Our hummers arrived about 10 days ago. I've been meaning to
    >> ask. . .what do you use to till your garden? A rototiller? Your big
    >> tractor with disc? Or do you have a smaller tractor with a tiller?
    >> Janet
    >>

    > Well, depends on the size garden and location. My veggie garden is 50' X
    > 50' and it's fenced, so I can't manuever in there with a tractor. I own a
    > 5' roto tiller that attaches to my tractor but I've never used it, I
    > bought it thinking I was going to plant a fruit orchard, but for many
    > reasons canceled that idea. When first making my veggie garden I needed a
    > pretty big tiller to break up virgin ground so I bought an 8 horsepower
    > rototiller... had I known then what I know now I would have rented one...
    > because once the ground is busted up all one needs thereafter is one of
    > those little Mantis tillers... wonderful little machines. So what are you
    > planning?

    The leaves from last Fall have been reduced to compost and run through the
    chipper/shredder. The original pile of chopped leaves was 15x15x6. That's
    my husband's personal hobby -- making compost. All winter he turns the pile
    by hand and keeps the temp. at 160F or so. About half went on the main
    garden, another 6 carts full went into the winter squash bed. The rest will
    be used as surface mulch/weed control for the rock gardens around the creek.
    The main garden was rototilled last Tuesday. This weekend the weather
    should finally be warm enough to put some plants out. I've started
    tomatoes, 4 varieties of winter squash, one zucchini (Romanesco -- I thought
    that it looked interesting) bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapeno and
    Anaheim peppers, basil, tomatillos and broccoli. The compost didn't get
    off the potato bed in time to start potatoes because of unseasonable cold
    and wet weather, so no potatoes this year. I really only grow potatoes so
    that I can try the unusual varieties. I may plant some lettuce and who
    knows what in that bed. I'll seed corn, cucumbers and 3 kinds of bush beans
    in the main garden to keep the started plants company. The new herb garden I
    started last year looks good. I've interseeded that bed with larkspur and
    nasturtium and sweet peas along the fence. I'll be able to dig horseradish
    this fall, but the rhubarb I planted last year was still too puny to do any
    harvest this year. That's about it, unless the neighbor lady has some extra
    plant of something that I will tuck in here and there.

    Are you trying any different varieties or crops this year? Are there
    veggies that you have tried that you won't grow again?

    Janet




  10. #10
    sandi Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:0rWOl.1033$[email protected]:

    > I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >
    > Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough
    > that I was able to mow my 4 acre back field for the first
    > time, used to be a hay field and it was already in seed, that
    > takes a full day's labor every week just to mow and keep the
    > forest from growing back.
    >
    > Gotta start somewhere:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/110j82e.jpg
    > Keep going:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/34pxerl.jpg
    > Almost:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/2lvb693.jpg
    > Job well done:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/de9x6t.jpg
    > Tenants:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/aw9wdx.jpg
    > Hummers are back:
    > http://i41.tinypic.com/x5qjvn.jpg
    >
    > I planned to start string trimming today but it looks like
    > rain... I sure hope not as I plan to till my veggie garden
    > this weekend and I need it to dry out. Oops is raining now.


    BeeeeeUtiful! Lucky you!!

  11. #11
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "pure kona" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 14 May 2009 15:05:32 GMT, "brooklyn1"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I know I've been missed but not to worry, I've been busy.
    >>
    >>Yesterday for the first time this season it dried out enough that I was
    >>able
    >>to mow my 4 acre back field for the first time, used to be a hay field and
    >>it was already in seed, that takes a full day's labor every week just to
    >>mow
    >>and keep the forest from growing back.

    >
    > Beautiful!!! Where do you live Sheldon? Looks like mid-south? With
    > Canadian geese. Gorgeous green color.


    I live in NY's Catskills... and it's Canada geese. I've been to all the US
    states except Hawaii... can't you build a tunnel... I ain't flying ever
    again. I love the four distinct seasons. My brother retired to Florida,
    he hates it, only two seasons there, hot and hotter.

    > We live in Hawaii where we do not get that new spring green, and we
    > saw that same green on a trip to M) last week, to visit family. That
    > green is beautiful!!
    >
    > Re: Trimming. We do have to prune each of our multi-thousand coffee
    > trees once a year- just one branch, but we have over the year, figured
    > out we could pile them high, instead of trimming them to bits, and
    > within 3 years, they have decomposed.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > aloha,
    > Cea




  12. #12
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd like
    > that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >
    > I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >


    I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't see
    my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day. Obviously a
    repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over the Sheppard's
    hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a meal ready for him,
    but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start hanging the feeder. It's a
    lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and clean food.


  13. #13
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 14 May 2009 07:12:55p, Cheryl told us...

    >
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd like
    >> that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>
    >> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>

    >
    > I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    > see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    > Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    > the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    > meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    > hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    > clean food.


    Believe it or not, we get a huge number of several different types of
    hummingbirds here in the greater Phoenix area throughout the year. I'm
    guessing it's because we have many ever-blooming plants that seem to appeal
    to them. We don't use a feeder, but they're in our yard almost every day.
    Even at my office I see them at least several times a week. They're
    wonderful to watch and so beautiful.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    High ~tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we
    supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us? ~Annita Manning




  14. #14
    Jean B. Guest

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    Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd
    >> like that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>
    >> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>

    >
    > I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    > see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    > Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    > the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    > meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    > hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    > clean food.
    >

    Oh we do, I'm sure, but it is hard to see them. The second time,
    which was over ten years ago, I initially thought it was a large
    bumblebee!

    --
    Jean B.

  15. #15
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd
    >> like that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>
    >> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>

    >
    > I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    > see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    > Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    > the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    > meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    > hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    > clean food.
    >

    PS: Yes, I was not imagining I saw "humming birds" as the post
    slipped past my grasp. Ack! That conjures up odd visions.

    --
    Jean B.

  16. #16
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Fri, 15 May 2009 06:22:58 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Cheryl wrote:
    >>
    >> "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd
    >>> like that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>>
    >>> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>>

    >>
    >> I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    >> see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    >> Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    >> the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    >> meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    >> hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    >> clean food.
    >>

    >Oh we do, I'm sure, but it is hard to see them. The second time,
    >which was over ten years ago, I initially thought it was a large
    >bumblebee!



    I see you have a few of our tourists hanging around, tell them to come
    home as the family is all here now except them. There's a little lake
    about 5 min. from here where you can sit and feed them from your hand.
    It's alittle intimidating having a few hundred surround you wanting a
    snak, you'd better have enough.

  17. #17
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On May 14, 9:12*pm, "Cheryl" <jlhsha...@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! *


    She must be dating the wrong guys.

    --Bryan

  18. #18
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Cheryl wrote:
    >>
    >> "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd like
    >>> that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>>
    >>> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>>

    >>
    >> I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    >> see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    >> Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    >> the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    >> meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    >> hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    >> clean food.
    >>

    > Oh we do, I'm sure, but it is hard to see them. The second time, which
    > was over ten years ago, I initially thought it was a large bumblebee!
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.




    There is also something called a hummingbird moth which is often mistaken
    for a baby hummingbird (or a very large bumblebee). But it's actually a
    moth that is attracted to flowers

    Jill


  19. #19
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Cheryl wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd like
    >>>> that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually don't
    >>> see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other day.
    >>> Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat) hovered over
    >>> the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I didn't have a
    >>> meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly June to start
    >>> hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these guys in fresh and
    >>> clean food.
    >>>

    >> Oh we do, I'm sure, but it is hard to see them. The second time, which
    >> was over ten years ago, I initially thought it was a large bumblebee!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jean B.

    >
    >
    >
    > There is also something called a hummingbird moth which is often mistaken
    > for a baby hummingbird (or a very large bumblebee). But it's actually a
    > moth that is attracted to flowers
    >
    > Jill

    One of the species turns into the voracious Tomato Hornworm, a bane to
    tomato growers. A couple of the 5-inch long and finger thick worms can
    strip the foliage from a tomato plant and drill dime-size holes in the
    tomatoes overnight. [:{
    Janet



  20. #20
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Been Busy

    jmcquown wrote:
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Cheryl wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> You make me very grateful that I don't have that much to mow. I'd
    >>>> like that much land, but mostly wooded and wild.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have only seen humming birds twice in my life. Lucky you!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I'm surprised you don't get hummers in MA! Here in MD I usually
    >>> don't see my regulars until June, but I saw a transient the other
    >>> day. Obviously a repeat visitor because he (BRIGHT red throat)
    >>> hovered over the Sheppard's hook I hang the feeder on. I felt bad I
    >>> didn't have a meal ready for him, but I'm going to wait until nearly
    >>> June to start hanging the feeder. It's a lot of work to keep these
    >>> guys in fresh and clean food.
    >>>

    >> Oh we do, I'm sure, but it is hard to see them. The second time,
    >> which was over ten years ago, I initially thought it was a large
    >> bumblebee!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jean B.

    >
    >
    >
    > There is also something called a hummingbird moth which is often
    > mistaken for a baby hummingbird (or a very large bumblebee). But it's
    > actually a moth that is attracted to flowers
    >
    > Jill


    So, since it was at a distance, maybe I did not even see one a
    second time. :-(

    --
    Jean B.

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