Garden Treasures…

This morning we heard a strange sound on our roof… when we went out to see what it was, these two beautiful Egyptian Geese were trying to balance on the top of our roof with their webbed feet:) They were so wonderful making sounds as if they were in deep conversation like Where do you think we should fly next?…

White Eye.
 

We have found two little stranded baby birds in our garden, so we have brought them in to care for them. The first is a White Eye and the second a Cape Robin. The girls and I have taken on the responsibility of feeding and making food for them. They are the sweetest little mites and open up their little beaks often for a feeding… I was so relieved when I was able to find Avian bird food for them yesterday at our local pet shop. We mix it up with tepid water and feed it to them with syringes. The little White Eye also eats fruit, so we have bought him some pureed pears and he loves it:) This is such an amazing learning opportunity for our children, they are discovering the habits, first hand of these beautiful creatures. The little White Eye is forever grooming himself, doesn’t like any food left on his beak and the Robin, does not worry about grooming and is quite a greedy little fella! Too precious…

And now for a discovery of a non avian kind…
Jen discovered a huge gathering of slugs this morning, under a brick in the chicken’s enclosure,  I have actually never seen such whopper slugs in my life! We decided to moved them to a safe spot in the garden away from our chickens’ beady eyes:)

White Eye.

Cape Robin.

I am so excited to share Dawn’s beautiful Etsy shop with you, it is called Renaissance Mama Art Studio and she has the most wonderful treasures there. Beautifull Waldorf inspired illustrated calendars and post cards. I love them and have ordered some items for our family, I just couldn’t resist!

Aren’t they lovely:)

Happy Tuesday to you…

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11 Responses to Garden Treasures…

  1. gardenmama October 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    the geese are beautiful, what sweet treasures these little birds are. i do love dawn’s gentle drawings so lovely!

  2. Dawn October 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Thank you Linda! 🙂 You are so kind.
    Those birds are too cute. What a privilege that is, to be able to care for them. From the looks of those slugs, it seems that they’ll be well fed little babies.

  3. Jen from SewnNatural October 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    oh how very sweet! i hope they are OK 🙂 so small and delicate and beautiful!

  4. Beth October 13, 2010 at 1:30 am #

    Ewww, ewww, ewww….the slugs! I admit I would have fed them to the hungry chickens in two seconds flat! It’s great you are finding ways to care for the abandoned wild birds. Bravo. love, Beth

  5. earthboysblog October 13, 2010 at 4:22 am #

    Looks at those sweet little birdies. We have taken in so many ourselves. It is wonderful for the children. Not all of ours have survived though. The drawings are so sweetly drawn

  6. Shannon October 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    eewwwe those slugs are huge!

  7. Baa-Me Kniits October 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    All those feathered friends at your house 🙂 Feeding baby birds is a great job, I love the way they open up and cry for more, and more, and more!! And eeewwwwhh those slugs, how did they escape the chickens??

  8. SewLindaAnn October 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    I love the pictures, I’ve never seen those baby birds before. It’s awesome.

  9. Kelly October 14, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    Hi Linda
    How nice for the geese to visit! Raising the little birds is a great learning experience. It is not easy! Those slugs are really something. I must show Sol, admirer of all little things, the slugs and birds! Happy week to you all.

  10. K October 18, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    So you have a tin roof? Someday I’d like one, too. We just have asphalt shingles. I’d like a green roof. The geese – they are interesting. Kind of magical and mysterious; we have gaggles flying overhead much of the year. Also herons in the river, and Ibis. Every spring there are little mites in our yard who have fallen from the trees, and we have tried to raise many of them. The children were good at that – but with dogs and the million cats in the neighborhood, it’s hard. We’d try not to isolate the babies from the mothers who sometimes come to find them. Small creatures. We try.

  11. Rachel November 23, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    Those slugs just made me SHUDDER!

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