Quick update on the island goings on…. Still no herring spawn. Yesterday we saw the herring beneath the perch. A small school playing beneath us. A good sign? I hope so..
The flicker is working on a new nest in the Arbutus tree by the wood shed.. I noticed a ton of wood shavings on the ground.. and looked up… way up… 20 feet in the air… Last year they had two babies in a nest on the same tree..
As I sat in the garden this afternoon a dark shadow appeared on the ground in front of me. Again, I looked up.. way up and saw a turkey vulture quietly circling above me… They have returned.. They used to nest in the rocks beside us but I think our dogs were to noisy for them…. I hope for my neighbours sake that they reconsider and nest nearby again…
The vegetable starts are all doing well. Although, I suspect E is tired of climbing over seed trays to get to his chair in the living room. He has started talking seriously about building me a greenhouse…I guess we should finish some of the ten or twelve projects we already have on the go before we
start another one