Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sunday in the yard

Sunday in the yard

The PM found a few of these under the cedar tree by the house and is glad that I am house bound. It means that the baby robins have hatched. That makes me even more depressed. Those babies can't even fly yet, they are just waiting for me. ::sigh::

The PM REALLY gets mad at me when I go after the birds, mice and moles not so much.

Then I see her outside doing this mess with the side garden.

She says it is a "kill mulch" that will stay there for a year to smother all the weeds as she has given up trying to do it all by hand EVERY summer for the last 7 years. The people who lived here before were horrid landscapers. Real landscapers, that was actually their job. They said they planted 300 bulbs in that side garden the fall before the PM bought it. Only three things came up and about 4 million weeds! . The PM thinks they either did it too fast or planted too late. They didn't care, they were moving. They actually took off to the States to escape the creditors as they owe tons of money.

So the PM has to lay cardboard all over the weeds, leave holes for the surviving perennials then layer, compost and top with leaves, twigs and mulch.

So, the PM can kill all of these plants yet I can't have one wee baby robin? That just doesn't seem fair.

They are taking off for a few days to visit the Nanny so we will be left with the Music Man. Shouldn't be too bad but I won't be able to blog until the middle of next week. ::another sigh::. I'll try and escape again. The Music Man is kind of dense. Hee Hee


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Wow, it looks like you have a huge yard! We have a typically-German tiny yard. We love watching birdies, but we've never hunted any, since we can only go outside on our harnesses or in our stroller.

Daisy said...

Gardening is a lot of hard work!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That sure looks like a lot of work that your PM is doing. Mom says she is sorry that the bulbs did not come up. I hope the baby bird hatched and was not really eaten.
I'll miss you....till mid week!

meemsnyc said...

Oooh robin's eggs! I bet those little birdies are yummy, um I mean cute.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

We can't go outside after the birdies, either. Mom did move our cat tower to the other side of the giant cat television today so that she could shampoo the carpet in the dining room ... an' our view is SO MUCH BETTER!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Just coming by to say 'mieow' and to check out all the posts that I have missed.

I have struck a deal with SS to let me visit 5 blogs a day. She is still bizzy and doesn't help me blog much.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Keep your chin hairs up...mommy will be back home soon. The baby robin is not good food anyway...too skinny!
Love Miss Peach

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should try negotiating with your PM. For every 3 mice or moles you get, you can have one robin, something like that. ;-)

PB 'n J said...

Yep - our Mommy gets mad when we catch birds too, but somehow mice are ok?! We hope that the PM has a good trip - we'll miss you!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

I can't imagine why your Mom would not want you to eat birds.....weird!

I am sorry you are being left, but please stay insdie where it is safe. I don't want any critters eating you!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Yeah, we love Spring. New birdies, new mousies, and maybe best of all, new baby bunnies! Yum!

The Big Thing is goin around the flowerbeds with noospaper and cardboard too. He says it is lots better than pullin weeds all Summer! He efen collects big boxes for the cardboard strips he can cut outta them. It worked great last year. He dumps mulch on the noospaper and cardboard (cause otherwise we see it an pull it up ta see whats unnerneath).

He also says he is 'spicious of the "planted 300 bulbs" claim. Bulbs allus almost come up the first time (lessin ya got a lot of voles an the bulbs were tulips - they love those things).

Chrissie said...

Oooo-Oooo! Maybe, if you manage to get out, there'll be some critters trying to get out from under all that newly laid stuff, and you can CATCH'EM!

MaoMao said...

That's a nice big yard you've got! I love watchin burdies, too. I'd love to have a li'l taste, but dang it, I just get to watch frum the window!

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Mr. Hendrix said...

what a great yard! mommy covers our garden with this black tarpy stuff and tears holes in that for plants.

careful sneaking out if that mean coyote is still around. we don't want to lose more friends!

i'm sorry the baby robins aren't in harness reach. i'll bet they are tasty.

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