Conk-la-ree!Posted: February 29, 2012
Conk-la-ree! is, according to All About Birds, the classic sound of the male Red-winged Blackbird. As I mentioned recently, the presence of this bird is one of our signs of spring. Just step outside and you’ll hear his call. Conk-la-ree!
It’s raining here in the Bogs today. The rain has been so heavy that we’ve had some minor flooding in the basement. This has spurred us on to finally do something about having the front yard regraded, a project we’ve been putting off for a variety of reasons. We have someone coming by next week to give us an estimate on the job.
The regrading will mean replacing the front porch. I suspect that’s going to be a DIY job somewhat similar to Project Patio. It will give M a good excuse to use his cement mixer again. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
The photos in this post are from today’s walk. We’ll have to finish our Reeds Gap hike tomorrow. I hope you don’t mind. I want to show you what’s going on around Breezy Acres.
We’ve had some excellent news this week. M the Younger and his lovely wife have finally found jobs. They have been out of work since moving back this way last May. The new jobs are in the Pittsburgh area which is not too far from us (not nearly as far as Colorado!). It looks like they may have found a good place to live as well and will hopefully have that wrapped up so they can move in this weekend.
And on that good note, it’s time for me to finish this post. Time and motion wait for no woman, and this woman needs to get moving. There is a lot happening in the Bogs lately. Thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t mind that blur you see whooshing around. That’s just me, trying to keep up with life. Happy Leap Day! 🙂