Thursday, 13 February 2014

garden. cats and birds..


I've once again forgotten what corn seeds we planted. I'll have to go back through my purchasing records to find out.. Totally looking forward to seeing what the corn is with such pretty red tassels growing. 


We have no boarding cats until Sunday, so our cats have been in the outdoor run. They have been lining up for massage practise something I started for a bit of fun to help reinforce all the study of  the different techniques.

The cats reactions have been hilarious.

 They adore getting a cat massage, they go all gooey and silly. I'd love to get a photo of how they all line up on the shelf waiting for their turn. They get a tad impatient and jealous - little hits and nips happen to each other as a way to push their way in front.


Tui feeder. 
The sugar water is going down - sparrows visit it.
The tui's have not yet visited. But we are sure they will come lean pickings over winter.
We have enjoyed seeing the photos of the Tui's visiting Ordinary Goodness blog (I still haven't worked out how to leave comments on wordpress - in too hard bin at mo)

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the "shout out" for my blog Leanne. This past week has been simply amazing with the young Tui fledglings in the garden and then at the feeder. No squeaking calls this morning so they may well be totally independent of the long-suffering parents now. The mother bird was looking very much thinner than her well fed offspring.

    I noticed that it was the wax-eyes that found the sugar feeder first so perhaps they send out the message to the Tuis. I see the sparrows having a sip at times but more often than not a bossy old Tui sends them packing:-)

    The feeder has been the best $37 I have spent in a long time. Looking forward to your pics of Tuis once they find your "fast food" joint. BTW Honey water is not OK for Tuis according to a leaflet put out by Zealandia about feeding native birds.

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    1. We have been enjoying your photos of the tui's visiting and can hardly wait until they find ours. Imagine having babies come too! Thanks re Honey water!

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    2. I just love watching the Tuis and trying to recognise them. As for the babies - what a miracle and a joy. We saw one of the older fledglings come for a drink this morning. I think the very youngest is just about independent today(Friday).....not sure. I laugh and say they need name tags so I know who is who!
      I hope the Tuis find you soon....or the Bellbirds......that is my next wish- to see a Bellbird at the feeder.....although the bossy Tuis would not be happy I suspect.

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  2. Dear Leanne, our cat Rose would like to stay in your cattery for a week. She's fairly well behaved most of the time, poops where she should, keeps herself clean and isn't fussy about food as long as it's the real thing. Chances are she will take more than her fair share of massages so we are prepared to pay a little extra to get rid of her for a week. From the Marshalls.

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    1. SMILE! We have Leo arriving Sunday and he's going to be a Batchelor with the boys taking care of him no doubt he will be sitting on laps while beer drinking happens. Hope he doesn't learn too many bad habits.

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  3. It would be interesting to see how our four cats would react to getting a massage. They generally don't like being messed around with but a massage might be something else again.

    Victoria in Indiana

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    1. Burmese love attention so they put up with me fussing about. Was a good way to reinforce learning the different massage techniques. I'm not sure if massage is going to be my thing on humans but something I have to achieve to pass the naturopath course. It.sure is putting me out of my comfort zone.

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  4. Just wondering where you got that fabulous Tui feeder from?

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    1. Hi Julie thanks for saying hi I often wonder who finds our daily waffle. Now the tui feeder is from http://www.backyardbirds.co.nz/tui-feeder1.htm Hope you had a peek at Ordinary Goodness blog as the tui's have found her one (she does wish she brought the bigger feeder so take that into account when you buy one) We are soo waiting for our tui's to find it - but with lots of native trees around our place they probably aren't hungry yet.

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    1. Funnily enough cat massage started out with me just wanting to reinforce my study (I'm such a kinaesthetic learner that learning massage from a book and video has done my head in) I'm not sure if massage is going to be my thing on humans but something I have to achieve to pass the naturopath course. It.sure is putting me out of my comfort zone. And I've huge butterflies having to do my practical next week at the workshop,. But I keep telling myself if I don't do this I will look back in 20 years time and regret it. so big girl pants on and fake it till I make it. SMILE.

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  6. Your corn looks a lot like mine. Actually my blog post photo today looks so similar. I planted inca rainbow corn if that helps? Mx

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    1. Hi yes it does look like yours I know the seed is from Koanga gardens I think it was http://koanga.org.nz/shop/corn/hokianga-redyellow-corn/. LOVE your new header very jazzy!!

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