Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Garden visitor

Right now a big section of my garden looks like this....
But beyond the green lies an area where we used to keep the chickens.   I've been slowly cleaning it up to add more plants, maybe grapes or an orange tree.  It looks like this....

But wait, let's zoom in a bit.
Do you see the eggs?
They belong to a Killdeer.  And Mrs. Killdeer was not happy that I was walking around her nest. If you want to call it a nest.  More like a shallow depression in the dirt.    She was quite nervous and wanted me to follow her away from her babies.

So she pulled the broken wing act, like on the Discovery Channel.
Not going to work on me lady.  I saw that episode.
Nevertheless she continued the fake job.

After a few minutes of me standing perfectly still, except for the sweat dripping down my face, she cautiously came back to hover over her eggs.  I was about 12 feet away, on the other side of a fence.
I left her alone at this point.  Probably enough torture for one day.  Looks like I won't be gardening in this part of the yard until those eggs hatch.
Meanwhile I sewed all these little snowballs together and now I'm just staring at it. I don't know what to do. Wait for some inspiration or just quilt it and sew on a binding and call it done.  Hmmmm.


  1. Oh My Goodness! That broken wing thing cracks me up!
    Whatever you decide to do with the beautiful piece, it certainly is beautiful! I love it already :-)))

  2. You can used your snowballed blocks as the middle part of a new quilt. You could frame it maybe with flying geese and further borders.
    Good thing you noticed the eggs before it was too late, the bird did a great job keeping you away.

  3. Have you thought about applying for a job on the Discovery Channel? You've certainly got what it takes. Fabulous photos.

  4. Does Mrs killdeer need a quilt for her babies????? Those snowball blocks could almost be eggs!

  5. The broken wing dance is really something to see! I hope those eggs hatch soon, not the best place for a nest is it?

  6. The snowballs are gorgeous. There's nothing better than a scrappy quilt, is there? :)


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