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Saturday, 17 August 2013
Swallows in the Garden
Way back in Spring we found some swallow nests being built on the side of the house. We left them to it and they left us to it also so there was no need to go out and stare too much. We soon heard the noise of little swallows and were thankful that the weather was warm-not thinking too much of it.
Then one morning we came out of the house to find that the nest had fallen. We could only find two birds, both of which were alive, but they were quite little. There still seemed to be lots of adult birds flying around overhead, but the little ones were firmly planted on the ground. So we were very worried for them.
I phoned the SSPCA who told us to put them in a box and take them inside as they couldn't fly and feed. We were told to put a little bit of water in with them and we made the box comfortable. A man from the SSPCA came out quickly and took the birds away and told us that there were many little birds that had fallen during the hot weather.
He told us that our little ones had a good chance of surviving as they were so very close to flying away themselves. The other day he looked in whilst we were at home and said that all of the little birds he had collected that day survived. TH is now planning a fishing trip with him and the rest as they say is history!
Homemaking, put quite simply is a form of art...I dont mean this in a self righteous way at all. I only mean that we should really aim to take care of our homely enviroment and not look down upon those who wish to do it.
I feel-or maybe i should say, I certainly have witnessed- occasions where women are too quick to turn on each other and put down the choices some make which too closely resemble choices our Grandmothers made, or paths they had no option but to follow.
I welcome anyone who takes the time to read my rambley, witless, chatter, but most importantly I welcome anyone who feels the same! We should be proud we can make our own decisions, and mine is to follow all happhazard forays into the world of homemaking and crafting.
The Husband and I have just found out we will be moving to Singapore in November 2013. 'TH's work will take us there for 2 years-hopefully we will save up for a house, have lots of adventures, visit lots of new places and maybe just have a little one. Right now we live in a little house in the middle of a field in the North East of Scotland. We moved from a seaside cottage which we moved to from a little flat in the suburbs. Our current house has lots of land and we are surrounded by trees on the edge of the glens. We have a westie who takes up all of our time and is utterly content with it staying that way! I love cooking, baking, gardening, and crafting. This blog is a collection of thoughts, pictures and general chit-chat.
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