Self-Sustaining November Pets

My self-sustaining pets, the finches. The beautiful Gold Finches. A very kind reader of the Newburyport Blog emailed me a while back, to let me know that, no, my self-sustaining pets, the Gold Finches, actually stick around for the winter, they don’t fly on South. Cool. Love this. Apparently the males turn from a bright … Continue reading Self-Sustaining November Pets

Rain and Drought and Green Stuff

Who knew that I would love the rain so much. I would water my yard, helping out the Newburyport Water Department marvelously during our “drought” and the “stuff” back there would perk up a little bit, but basically, no matter what I did, things looked “wilty” and “parched.” My grey/green lawn turned brown and proceeded … Continue reading Rain and Drought and Green Stuff

Helping Newburyport’s Water Woes

I’ve been distracted lately. The finches (my self-sustaining pets) have not been getting their finch feeders replenished in a timely fashion. Bird baths haven’t been refreshed (see earlier entries). (Bird baths that haven’t been refreshed get “gross”– “gross” dates me big time. Who says “gross” anymore? Nobody.) I looked at my garden/backyard/green stuff and realized … Continue reading Helping Newburyport’s Water Woes

Self-Sustaining Newburyport Pets

My self-sustaining pets–the American Yellow Finches in my backyard (see earlier entry)… Well all of a sudden it’s feeding time at the zoo. All summer long it’s been peck, peck, peck. I looked out my window the other day at both finch feeders, and good grief within a matter of days they were half empty. … Continue reading Self-Sustaining Newburyport Pets

Elections in Newburyport, MA, Civic Engagement or For the Birds

Many people say to me, “you’ve got to get a pet” (usually they want me to get a dog). At the moment my notion of having a “pet” is having astoundingly low maintenance pets. (And no the frogs do not count as pets. A) They are “hard working” political consultants for the Newburyport Blog; and … Continue reading Elections in Newburyport, MA, Civic Engagement or For the Birds