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Mother Nature Continues To Play Her Games

Ginnie BakerThe weather continues to be the main topic of conversation here in Bellville!

It’s now the beginning of March and it’s coming in like a lion! With any luck, it will go out like a lamb!

In ten days’ time, we’ve gone from this:

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to this:

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and back to this:

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The poor birds returning for the summer can’t figure out what’s going on. I counted 14 cardinals, male and female; the largest number I’ve counted at one time. And hundreds of grackles, starlings, red wing blackbirds and cow birds descend from the sky every day!

Meanwhile, I have received more than 35 garden catalogs! I sit and look at them wondering if spring planting time will ever get here!

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My miniature donkeys, Samson and Delilah, are also waiting for spring ... they have a lot of pent up energy!

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I guess we’ll just have to keep marking off the days on the calendar and hope for an early spring!