Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Garden Helper

Bob the Robin

For the past few days while we have been working on the beds, all of the digging has attracted a few robins. One of them in particular has gotten the courage to walk within five feet of me to snatch the freshly exposed worms I throw to him. Today he has been sitting in the Lilac bush, chirping loudly for a worm and then flying off with it to his nest. I have decided to name him Bob. I'm no bird expert and it's entirely possible that he is a she. I also know that Bob isn't very imaginative, but it stuck before we could think of a better one.

It was supposed to be in the high 50's today but the clouds had other ideas. Between the cold, watching Bob, and the discovery that bed #4 consists more of grapefruit sized rocks than dirt, we didn't get very far with digging. On a good note, yesterday Moriah direct seeded the spinach, turnips, carrots, radishes, and a lettuce mix in bed #1.

Purple Crocus

The first flower to bloom in our yard this Spring.



  1. "Bob isn't very imaginative" - I thought to myself what, would lead you to question the imagination skills of Bob? Uh, you meant the name :P

    My robins follow me around when I get the hose out because they know when I water, worms come to the surface. They are very bold and will scold me if I get in their way.

  2. Sylvana, Yes, I was referring to my imagination, not Bob’s. Rereading it I see now that the sentence was poorly written.

    I don't know how he will react to the hose. I have to get the well pump running before I can use the hose and so we are using the watering can for now.