May 18, 2011
Beautiful day of sunshine here in the Clayton Washington area - 90 miles South of Canadian border - 40 miles West of Idaho Border - Southern Stevens County - high of 70 degrees ... (got down to 31 last night!).
Our hummingbirds are enjoying their feeders as are the finches, red winged blackbirds ... quail and pheasant do like their cracked corn .... the noisy magpie birds are busy, too. Our resident Canada geese are nesting on Beaver Creek which runs through our property .... lots of ducks also.
Thankfully the rains are holding off for awhile -- lots of standing water in the low laying areas of our farmland. Our Primrose plants are happily blooming as are the tulips and daffodils. Our Formosa bleeding hearts are just beginning to show their delicate blooms. We've had cold temperatures which has made it difficult to keep our seedlings growing at a healthy rate.