|It's super- fly .. or man .. or squirrel in this case!|
Well, that didn't last long! The little buggers made short work with our defenses and just jumped a little further and more daringly and were back in no time to the business of emptying the feeders once again! Squirrels 1 - Humans 0.
So .. back to the drawing board we went!
We decide to add another 'disc' in the middle and several more lengths of plumbing pipe in between the feeders.
Now we wait. I can almost feel us being watched ... what will they come up with this time?
Grow bags are exactly what they sound like: large, fabric-like bags that can be filled with a growing medium and used to grow plants and vegetables.
They are breathable, so they allow more soil to come in contact with the air than traditional pots, making it easier for your plants to absorb nutrients from soil.
Fun detail: some (like this one, as well as mine) have a 'flap' on one side which comes in handy when you want to check if there are any potatoes growing yet, or if you want to harvest just a couple at a time.
On Sunday we cleaned ourselves up a little and set out for a matinee at the Gallery Theater in McMinnvile:
Where we were attending a performance (the last of 8) of one of those most beloved musicals of al times ... the Sound of Music!
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the theater but I stole a few of the website :
As previously (during their Christmas show), we were blown away by the fabulous show with some really incredible vocal performances!
We had a great time, now only to get rid of some of the songs that are still playing in my head almost a week later! 😁
After the show we went for an early dinner at the fancy Oregon/McMenamins Hotel, just a block away on historical-downtown 2nd street.
The weather was good enough to sit under the awning at the street out front where we enjoyed that favorite pass-time of 'people-watching' for a while:
We were not too happy with the food though (we'd ordered a burger), it took ages to arrive, was served without as much as a leaf of lettuce or a sliver of tomato, only a faint hint of blue-cheese and a handful of luke-warm fries.
To add insult to injury it cost us a whopping $18! Fancy-schmancy I'd say!
Talking about disappointing food, on one of our recent shopping adventures we came across this very popular, new (to us) store: Crumble (Cookies)!
They come in 4.5" and 3", although the latter are only available for catering/party purposes and need a minimum order of 50.
Unfortunately, and maybe due to their size, they were both a little under-cooked and doughy.
And I have to say, as much as I love cookies, its size and type means it’s really sweet, and although enjoyable, these cookies are huge!
It only takes a bite or two to be filled and yet you've not eaten even half. I don't know, a little bit too much of a good thing I'm afraid ..
Than there's the price ... a whopping $4 per cookie! Whaaaht?!
I might be a frugal dutch-y but that's highway-robbery to me!
On another note .. James didn't feel very well on Wednesday morning, he felt a major headache coming on which only got worse in the afternoon, so he decide to come home and go back to bed.
When he woke up he had a fever and started to cough and the next day he felt like a truck had driven over him .. everything hurt!
Doug wanted to know if he had Covid in case we needed to take more precautions than just wearing a mask, so he did a home-test and there we are .. positive!
Bummer! And besides the fact that he felt absolutely horrible, we live in very close quarters of course, so it seemed almost inevitable I would come down with it too.
We also had a memorial potluck coming up which we had to cancel .. oh well .. the weather is quite lousy so it might actually rain out anyways ..
Fast forward 2 days .. James is feeling much, much better, his fever and headache lasted maybe 24 hours, and his cough is almost gone. He's still feeling tired and sore and is taking it easy but the worst seems definitely behind him!
More good news .. I am fine, no symptoms at all! How 'bout that?
(Other than the fact that I do have a sore throat for about 2 weeks now .. coincidence?)
We will both test again after 5 days, as recommended, and if we're negative we can both go out again, although masks are advised for another 5 days afterwards.