calling any one from missouri

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by missourichickenmama, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

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    I’ve looked into martin houses but martins want a certain amount of open space ( I forget the number) but we have too many trees around the house to put up a house for them that they’d use.

    The orioles are generally only around for a couple a weeks as they migrate north following the leaf out of the trees.... but if you put out a few orange halves on a fence or some place very visible, it’s likely you’ll pull them in... once the oranges halves are picked clean you can just fill them with grape jelly...

    ...they can eat a lot, so using oranges gets spendy,
    ... this year I just put out an orange sugar water feeder, and then jelly once they showed up...

    ...once they’re gone in a couple weeks I’ll miss them and be glad they’re gone at the same time, lol

    Keeping them fed can almost be a chore when the whole ‘herd of birds’ 20 or so strong assembles daily...they can go through a lot of jelly!

    But their antics are so like tropical birds that it’s like a little vacation while they’re here. :cool:
     
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  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I have an old orange in the fruit bowl, I will cut it in half and put it on fence posts then.....
     
  3. MagpieDucks

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  4. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Good luck to everyone in the bullseye today for severe weather! I've cleaned out the coop early, and battened down the hatches. It just began raining as I finished.
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  5. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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    Oh great. :he
     
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  6. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    I think we might squeak by here in SEMO... I just need a couple more wheelbarrow loads of dirt/compost/potting soil to fill the middle raised bed and get my plants in.

    Looking at the radar loop it's passing to the north more than that image shows.
    https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southmissvly_loop.php

    JT
     
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  7. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

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    Uhhhg... I’m in Kansas City today... will be driving back home this afternoon... looks like it’s gonna be a long drive right through the storms :(
     
  8. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Yikes. Well, you'll have to let us know when you get home safe!
     
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  9. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Not a drop over here, got the raised bed filled... JT is a tired boy. Took 8 wheelbarrow loads per planter all sifted through some 1/2" hardware cloth to get all the crud out.

    raised-bed-01.jpg

    JT
     
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  10. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    that's impressive!
     

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