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Sauk Centre, Minnesota: near the corner of Ash Street and South 9th.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hummingbirds, Stearns County Fair, and Technical Difficulties

Yesterday, I cleaned and refilled the hummingbird feeder. High time, to, since it had gotten rather empty.

Then my household lost our Internet connection, phone & cable.

Not right away: the trouble started around midnight, and lasted until at least 1:30 a.m.

Frustrating, rather.

Today, you'll see more vehicles parked on the street: this is about as close as folks visiting the Stearns County Fair can park, legally, for free.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hummingbird Feeder Filled Again

I cleaned and refilled the hummingbird feeder again this afternoon. It's gratifying to see that the birds are using the 'nectar.' Also, fun to watch them flit in, dip their beaks, and flit away.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hummingbird Feeder & a Tornado Warning

I washed and refilled the hummingbird feeder about 40 minutes ago. The hummers had nearly drained it.

And, I see there's a tornado warning for areas just to our north. That would explain the clouds.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tornado Warning

About 3:00 p.m. CDT the sirens went off and the family and I went to the basement.

That may be when we lost the webcam: which is back online now.

Apart from a whole lot of rain and wind, nothing much happened in our part of Sauk Centre's south side. For which I'm thankful. I hope everybody else is okay.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I cleaned and filled the hummingbird feeder again yesterday: a routine event.

The hummers are either hungrier - or there are more of them. After six days, they'd gone through most of the cup of 1-to-4 homemade nectar I'd set out. The level was well below the red plastic: I've been refilling a bit before that point's reached.

Granted, I'd waited six days this time, not the five-day interval before.

My guess is that there are more hummingbirds coming now: I've noticed at least two approach and exit routes in use, and am spotting them more frequently.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I cleaned and re-filled the hummingbird feeder yesterday. The hummers are going through the nectar faster now, I think. I may have more 'clients.'

At least, I saw two at the feeder at the same time: neither seemed comfortable with the other's presence.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend 2010

It's day one of Independence Day weekend: so there'll be more folks coming and going on motorcycles, hauling boats, or parked in front of friends' or relatives' houses.

I grilled lunch - but that's on the other side of the house.

In the spirit of Public Service Announcements: have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I cleaned and re-filled the hummingbird feeder yesterday afternoon: but haven't seen any of the hummers since then.

Which isn't surprising, since I haven't been watching all that much. I'm hoping to kick back and relax a bit this afternoon, and spot one.
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