Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Life explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said:'Sit all
day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes
in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of
twenty years.' The dog said: 'That's a long time
to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give
you back the other ten?' So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:
'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For
this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.' The
monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's
a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten
like the Dog did?' And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You
must go into the field with the farmer all day long and
suffer under the
sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's
family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty
years.'The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough
life you want me to live for sixty years... How about twenty
and I'll give back the other forty?' And God agreed

On the fourth day, God created humans and said: 'Eat,
sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll
give you twenty years.' But the human said: 'Only
twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the
forty the cow
gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the
dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?' 'Okay,'
said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep,
play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave
in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we
do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the
last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information.
I'm doing it as a public service.

what a fine day!

I just love my job! Not only do I get to work with Eastern Bluebirds and watch how the young are raised; but every once in a while a truly amazing thing will happen.

Today was one of those days.

First thing this morning, I saw a baby snapping turtle. Cool!

Then as I was checking boxes for eggs, there was one momma who refused to leave her nest, so I got to give her a little pat for a job well done.

THEN as I was finishing up and driving down an old dirt road, a Doe stepped out and crossed over. I was a ways away so she took her time. My thought was....hmmmmm.....baby???

So I pulled over and waited. Sure enough out pops this tiny precious itty bitty baby fawn! Must have only been maybe a week old. Cute as a button. So I was content to watch him cross the road after his momma. Well, he had other ideas and toodled down the road TOWARDS ME AND MY CAR!!! Crap! wrong way baby and sure enough, his momma popped back out of the woods and saw my car and scrammed!

Well the little fella kept coming to my car and so I got out and he came right to me. How could I NOT pet the cutie pie? I couldn't! LOL! But I did try to pick him up and set him closer to where his momma could find him.

Well, he was as light as a feather! (hard to believe that he will be a nice hunting size in just a couple years!) So I watch him wander around the road some more and then scoot back the way he came. Yep to the wrong side of the road!!!

So I call the nature center and ask if they thought things would still be good and they confirmed my thoughts that if I would ONLY LEAVE, his momma would come back and find him.

So I scrammed.

But it was SO VERY COOL!!! (I did get a couple pictures but have to figure out how to down load them from my camera using bluetooth)

THEN just when I thought all the cool things were done for the day, a wild turkey flew out in front of my car as I was driving away!!! Now I hear them all the time but this was the first time to see one around there!

So it was indeed a GREAT and fine day today!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

I just have to share this!

Don't be drinking anything!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

NEVER tick off your nurse!

A bigshot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital.

He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him.

The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She walked into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."

After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.

"No, I'm sorry, the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer."

This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his behind.

After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAt until I get back!"

She leaves the door to his room open on her way out. He curses under his breath as he hears people walking past his door, laughing. After almost an hour, the man's doctor comes into the room.

"What's going on here?" asked the doctor.

Angrily, the man answers, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken before?"

After a pause, the doctor replies, "Yes, but never with a daffodil!"

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"

"Eight," the boy replied.

The man continued, "do you know what these are used for?"

The boy replied, "not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either."

clutch one finished up

Hi all, clutch one for the bluebird season is wrapping up. Just waiting for a few more nestlings to fledge and will begin cleaning out all the boxes in anticipation for clutch two. We did have a few nests not make it. And it seemed that more eggs failed to become fertilized but in all, most nests were successful! YAY!

We did seem to have more six egg clutches laid and some nests with only three surviving chicks. This is mostly due to a couple of the eggs not being fertile. So results from our research should be interesting to say the least!

I know I put up an older picture, I really need to download my camera and hopefully I'll get more pictures in clutch two. This first clutch went by so fast and with all else that was going on, well, I was bad and didn't get many pictures. take care!