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Re: was Bird bath/gate project NOW tummy issues

Bonnie-  have you tried taking a probiotic supplement to see if that 
helps you tolerate more variety in food and drink?  The one I've been 
taking (Powerdophilus) makes a huge difference for me.


Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> I'll be looking forward to the photos, Theresa.  It's good to take it a bit
> easy in those temps, Theresa!  We are about 10 F. cooler than you are for
> the next several days.  That's hot enough for me!  I won't be out in the sun
> any longer than it takes to walk 5 dogs past 10:30 a.m. until about 8:00
> p.m. when it starts to cool back down a little.  
> Jim, I'm glad the Cardinal couple could enjoy a little time (almost) alone
> in their bath and breakfast.  I love hearing the Cardinals here chirp.  It
> is combined with an orchestration of finch, robin song.  I heard a bird song
> last night that startled me.  It sounded very tropical, but I couldn't pin
> down what it was or which bird had emitted the song.  I'll be keeping an eye
> out.  (And your schedule makes me yearn for the days I could still drink
> that carbonated beverage...Dr. Pepper...or any other than water for a change
> for that matter.)
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Theresa W.
> Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bird bath/gate project
> How nice for you to share the cardinals afternoon spa!  Unfortunately, my
> fountain birdbath ran dry while I was recovering from my surgery and now no
> longer is a fountain.  I'm hoping it is just the pump that got fried and
> that I will be able to buy a replacement (I haven't looked yet).  It would
> really (*&*%&) if something happened to the solar panel, which I'm sure will
> be more expensive to replace.  It is roasting here-
> 105 and supposed to be the same for the next 3 days.  I've had the mister on
> the back porch on all afternoon yesterday and today.  I did actually go
> outside for a couple of hours and redid the inside part of the small gate
> off my new patio.  I put lattice into the frame and then 
> took the regular fence boards off the outside.   I didn't put the 
> lattice on the outside yet (so it still looks unfinished)- but I was hot,
> tired, and the battery for my circular saw was out of juice also.  
> Just as well- it was time to cool off.  It will look so much better when I'm
> finished.  I'll put up pics once it is final.  Also, some morning I'll get
> outside to take a picture of one of my crinum flowers before the heat cooks
> it!
> Theresa
> james singer wrote:
>> The mister system in my lath house includes, among other things, a 
>> dripline that refreshes a wall-mounted birdbath on the back patio 
>> fence. The mister system fires off three times a day--on a Dr Pepper 
>> schedule of 10, 2, and 4--for 15 minutes each time. Mr Cardinal has 
>> used this bath often. Today, for the 2 PM refreshment, he brought Mrs 
>> Cardinal. I've never seen them together at the birdbath before.
>> It's a small birdbath. She went first, and when she was sufficiently 
>> wet, he took his turn. She dried herself with the customary ruffles 
>> and flourishes, then dropped to the basil pot beneath the birdbath and 
>> feasted on basil seeds. Mr Cardinal meantime sat on top of the fence 
>> and dried himself.
>> When he seemed to be over with his drying and preening routine, he 
>> chirped at her in that unmelodic cardinal chirp, and they flew away.
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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