Well, it wasn't exciting, but it was nice. Since it's so dry in our county, there was a ban on all fireworks. My boys were B.U.M.M.E.D OUT. Overall, though, t was just a nice relaxing weekend. Danny BBQ-ed some pretty tasty brisket, using wood from our Mulberry tree to smoke it with.
Our county fair is next week, and the men used the evening to work/start on several fair projects. It seems to have snuck up on us AGAIN this year.
I'm not sure if there really is more wildlife this year, or if I am just paying more attention, but we've had several exciting sightings here the past week.
It's kind of hard to ignore things when you have a wild life nut around like Jacob.
And we've had loads of fun watching this little girl. You can see the sprinkler going right beside her, but she couldn't have cared less. It's all good when you have a built in umbrella. There are 3 squirrels that stay in our yard. One's a boy, one is a girl...not too sure about the other one, but Jacob can pretty much tell them apart just by looking at them.
My family has gotten really good about coming and getting me when there's a new bird in the yard. I THINK this one is called a Common Flicker. I had never seen one before, whatever it is. I'm getting a little better in identifying things a bit quicker. The bird action has picked up a LOT this season. I noticed we have a handful of Orioles that are still making an appearance at least once a day.
Pay attention to the world around you! You'll just never know what you might see!