It's turned cool this week. + 3 C this morning when I got up so put the fire in. We've had a risk of frost warning a few times so it's me out early evening with sheets covering up the annuals I have in pots. And let me tell you, there are more than a few. There has been rain and drizzle for the most part so we haven't gotten any outside painting done. We did have three people here on Friday to paint the front and one side of the house. Tomorrow the sun is suppose to show it self so hopefully the rest will be done by us. I must say that I'm very pleased with the colours I picked for the house. I think it looks quite pretty.
The good news....himself is going on a three week holiday starting next week so I will have some time to myself and am really looking forward to it. The parents are coming for the weekend of the 19th. My granddaughter is flying in from Ontario also on the 19th. but will fly into St. John's to stay with her mother. Hopefully they will both get out here at some point for a few days.
I now know that I have both a male and female squirrel coming to the feeders. How do I know....well, I looked under their tails and there is no doubt at all about what sex they are. The male is the one that's been here most of the time and the female is the one looking a little stressed out. I'm wondering if she has young ones. I saw a lot of bits of green on the ground under their favorite feeder and couldn't figure for the life of me what it was. I picked up some of it and saw that it was small bits of plastic. They have made a hole in the top of the feeder large enough to get through. Now this wasn't necessary as the top lifts off very easily. I think it's the female who's done all the damage as the male would always lift the top off.
I now have two pairs of Pine Grosbeaks coming back and forth. I expect there has been quite a few birds nesting close by as most are filling up with food, flying off then coming back for more.