Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th and Birds

 Wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Happy July 4th.Hope everyone has a wonderful summer day with family and friends!  Been busy here.Wondering why they call it Lazy Summer Days? It's been so Hot here we've been in a heat wave.Hopefully today it will break.Fridays hubby and I have been going on early morning getaways for junking.There are to many dealers in our area and let me say they fight and are rude.I don't like fighting so we decided we would start taking little trips out of our area.Sometimes we find good stuff others we strike out but the rides are nice and not running into the same people is wonderful...
 We need rain the gardens are dry.I am able to water our little kitchen garden at the house but the big garden at grandma's we can't as she has a small well.I got heirloom tomatoes that should be pickable the end of the week.I can't wait for a BLT with a real tomato with flavor.Yummm....We've got new neighbors moving in.Glad it's not the bad ones.The wife seems nice,the husband a little short fused and cocky.They seem like people that had alot of credit and spent alot got in debt and lost their house because they have alot of stuff and the husband said the place is too small and he already had to sell to many of his "toys".I don't think they'll be cook out with the neighbor types but that's ok I won't have to worry about my house.A wave hello is a just fine relationship....Our faithful birds our back with their sweet babies.Hubby says next year he'll build them a new house as theirs is getting a little shabby...
 I can sit out on the back deck and enjoy watching them.They are only about 10 feet from the deck.
 Love hearing them chirping....
 I don't know alot about birds but it seems the mom and dad take care of the chicks together.They are the same ones that have came for 4 years now..

Well girls sorry so long between post lately,summer is my busy time with markets and just life in general.I do stop in and visit you all...Warm Blessings!~Amy


Earlene said...

Look at those bird pictures!!!
Great capture!!!!
It is terribly hot and dry! I woke up to thunder but no rain yet. The corn is curling and drying up. It was 98 here yesterday and suppose to be 95 today.
Love your Americana and enjoy your 4th.
Hugs amy

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Amy, A Happy July 4th to you and yours, Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!!!!! Hope you have fun on your little trip antiquing,always fun to take a little road trip and also find some treasures to. We are having a heatwave to, wow!!! staying in the house where it`s cool. Love the birdie pics, so sweet,enjoy the day,stay cool,Blessings Francine.

The Rusty Thimble said...

Oh I love the birds Amy, how sweet great pictures.

Glad you will have better neighbors.

Have a Happy 4th of July
We need rain too, it is so Humid and Hot here


Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Amy,
First I wish you and your hubby a safe and blessed 4th of July.
Have a wonderful time together on your road trip.
I am sure you will find something awesome to bring back to your homestead.
I also LOVE the bird and her babies.
I LOVE the birdhome they have.
Summer Blessings.
Tricia XO

Angela said...

Happpy July 4th to you and yours Amy. Try to stay safe and cool. Love the photos of the birds. Those babies are so sweet. Good luck with your new neighbors. The rental behind us just became empty this weekend. Only God knows who we will get up there this time. Keepiing my fingers crossed for someone good for a change. Have fun junkin. Hope you find some great treasures.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Happy 4th of July!! I love our "Sunday" drives for taking photographs and perhaps coming across some "junk"!!

Ha, where I live, suburbia, neighbors don't even tallk to one another much, just the wave, pull car into garage, shut garage door and that's it. Although we are "friends" with our neighbors on either side but don't socialize too much either. Sad in a way but that's California living LOL

We're still waiting to see who is going to rent the house on the corner . . . .

Hope you have find some great treasures! I plan on heading to an estate sale Friday .. . ..


frontporchprims said...

Oh Amy, I am so happy that the "bad" one's aren't moving in!!! I know how worried you were about that. Now you can feel your home is safe when you leave. Everyone needs good neighbors. I barely know anyone on my street and we've lived here for 5 years now.
How fun to spend those wonderful early weekend mornings on a pretty drive with DH to find "Junk". That sounds like the best time to me.
Your birds are so fun. I love the cute house you have for them. What a good mommy and daddy. Have a happy 4th. -Steph-

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Happy 4th Amy - ENJOY! (love your pictures - sweet birdies) ~*~Lisa

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What great pics Amy! Enjoy your July 4th! Blessings

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Amy,
This weather stinks too hot for tooooo long! Hope you have a safe and fun 4th.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Amy
Awesome pics your captured them perfectly~
Happy 4th

bettyj said...

Amy, when we were in the Antique business my husband and I used to say, "You have to kiss a lot of frogs, before you find a prince." We never shopped near home. Two reasons, didn't want people knowing how much we paid, thus the mark up, and he never wanted anone to know where our "fishing hole "was.lol
Love our bird pix

Cindi said...

those birds are just the cutest little things, so is the birdhouse! Do you know what kind they are?
Have a great 4th my friend, be safe,
Be blessed

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Amy, WOW! Look at the babie heads popping out! Love it!!!! Enjoy your 4th, we are super hot here too..ick... OLM

Barefoot Primitives said...

Great birdie pics! Still hot and dry here too. Everything struggling! But this too shall pass. Have a wonderful 4th!

Barefoot Primitives said...

Great birdie pics! Still hot and dry here too. Everything struggling! But this too shall pass. Have a wonderful 4th!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved seeing your birds!! Enjoy your trip!!

Prims By The Water said...

Happy 4th Amy. Good luck hunting for goodies. Love the pics. Take care and try to stay cool, Janice

Felicia said...

Ummmm you've made me hungry now for a BLT too. I love fresh tomatoes too.

I love your birdhouse. We have bluebirds right outside our back door. I should paint there house a pretty blue.

Glad you got ok neighbors. Happy 4th to you and your family Amy.


Trace4J said...

Happy 4th Friend
Have a wonderful time junking.
Love it.
We do so need a good soaking rain.


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy 4th ~ to you and yours!!!
Wishing you a fun filled day!!!

Love the pics of the birdies!!!
We really need some much needed rain too!
Prim Blessings

Unknown said...

Hi Amy,
I hope you had a great 4th!

Cora said...

Love the little birdies!!! We have a pair of bluebirds that return each year to the same house. We have been soooo hot this summer too and our tomatoes are starting to suffer from it....but we have been blessed with enough.

I want to thank you for being such a sweet and faithful reader of my blog....especially when I have not been around to return the gesture. You have been there through the rough and the exciting times and I thank you for your uplifting words and prayers!!
Thanks my friend!! :)

Kendra said...

What bossy little things, those baby birds. Aren't they so funny?!


Linda Stubbs said...

Hi Amy, I left an email and now I am leaving a message here to try to get ahold of you.

YOU WON THE MUG RUG!!!!! I am so excited for you.......please come over and leave me your mail addy at prairie flower farm at g mail dot com

Hugs, me

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Newbie here from Ohio for the life of me I can not remember what Blog I was on that sent me to you so sorry not to give credit I can not imagine having neighbors again so glad we live on 80 acres of God's country ok back to enjoying your blog just wanted to pop in and say Hi

Allison said...

Cute birds!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh...yikes...how did I get this far behind??? So very sorry! Usually those who don't post every day are easier to keep up with, but it must have been that my "off" days were when you posted. Anyways.....not much has changed in the time passed - it's still horribly hot and humid here - and wretchedly dry. We were given an 80% chance of rain yesterday and today and told to expect up to 2 inches - and received not even a drop....clear, dry, skies tonight as well. Amazing bird photos!!! I love their sweet house! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

tj said...

...Okay, lemme just say, that bird house is the BOMB! I love it! And you call that shabby?! Those lil' birds have some fine tastes in birdhouses - I'da chose that one too! ;o)

...So glad to hear you have at least halfway decent neighbors. I prefer ones that just wave at me versus one that is constantly pestering me. Maybe they'll warm up a bit more once they're settled in. :o)

...Enjoy that BLT my friend! Yum!