Event #1 Plant tomatoes
Event # 2 Opening day at the pool
Event # 3 The Swallow Games
They're baaaaaaaack! I love birds, ( I even own a very good pair of Nikon binoculars that were chosen specifically for birding) but these swallows are a thorn in my rear end. See that one up there wants to make a little mud nest under my patio. How cute right? WRONG. Bad birdie. Go find a barn or a freeway overpass. I've been told that swallows are on the endangered list, though I can hardly believe it, there are millions zipping around here every spring. Not only are the nests messy, but the dive bombing, pooping little rascals create a whole unpleasant atmosphere on my patio. Not fun.
Now I would never harm them (or their eggs or babies), but I don't want them around, so I have to make sure we knock down their nest before it's built. Every time they add mud, we get out the hose or broom and remove their handiwork. And on and on it goes to see who will give up first. Usually after a few weeks they take off to find another spot. Yay we win! Until next spring when they try again.