There are still robins

@GardenGerty (126844)
United States
October 17, 2020 4:40pm CST
My daughter left around 8:30 this morning. I decided to catch up on some mowing after she left. Birds usually like when I mow, especially robins. I had a lot of them in my yard looking for bugs I had disturbed when mowing. It was decently warm, but over cast skies. I sent a large container of under ripe tomatoes with my daughter, so the family will enjoy them this week. Her husband and kids were in Nebraska at his parent's house. When she got back there they packed everything up and are headed home to Minnesota. My son-in-law is the youth group leader at church so they needed to be back home Sunday In addition to the bed, and the tomatoes, I gave my daughter some books about crafting and sewing. I also loaned her some others. We had fun, even if it was still a very short visit.
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@myklj999 (49146)
• United States
17 Oct
I realized a few years ago that several of my robins stay here during the winter
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I suspect they do here as well. I have not been seeing what goes on outdoors at my house lately.
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@JudyEv (223954)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
My mother always sent me home with various bits and pieces too. Glad you had a nice visit.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I really want things to go where they can be used.
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@JudyEv (223954)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
@GardenGerty Yes, that would be me too.
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@just4him (223650)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Oct
I'm glad you had a good visit with your daughter. I'm sure she'll make good use of the tomatoes and craft books.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
She will. It is a family of six, someone is always hungry and someone is always making things.
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@just4him (223650)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Oct
@GardenGerty That's a nice-sized family. I'm sure they will enjoy the tomatoes and crafts.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
@just4him Wish I could see them more often.
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• United States
18 Oct
i know ya would'a like a longer visit, but any 'tis better'n none. i've not seen any robins fer some weeks. not since the influx 'f migratory birds. sometimes they stay year round, others they come back'n january/february. sure hope they'd a safe trip home.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I had not seen any in a while. Truthfully, being back at work keeps me from seeing as much nature as I used to.
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• United States
18 Oct
@GardenGerty momma's got 'em year round there'n town, but she's 'lso no herd 'f feral cats fer 'em to contend with. i hear ya, i feel similar durin' the long days 'f summer'n very busy time 'f spring. lots goin' here'n my lil sanctuary 'n i'm needed elsewhere. miss lots i'm certain.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx We seem to have our share of unclaimed cats on the streets here.
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@TheHorse (115290)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Oct
I hope the robins find yummy things in your soil.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I do not know what bugs they prefer. I saw a variety of spiders today while I worked outdoors.
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@TheHorse (115290)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
@GardenGerty Those sounds tasty and juicy to me!
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse Could be. One was on my shed door. Popped out to see me when I opened it to get a craft table out.
@RebeccasFarm (11226)
• Denver, Colorado
18 Oct
That reminds me I want some fried green tomatoes
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
You know, I have never made those. Hubby seems to think he would like them. I used to make green tomato mincemeat for my first husband to enjoy in cookies, because his grandmother made those.
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• Denver, Colorado
18 Oct
@GardenGerty Wow I had never heard of those kind of cookies
• Santiago, Chile
18 Oct
I am glad to hear that your day was fine. Keeping your mind on useful stuff as mowing is very good!
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
The mowing is good for my body.
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• Santiago, Chile
18 Oct
@GardenGerty yeah, it takes time and effort to do so.
@CarolDM (98437)
• United States
17 Oct
I see robins year round here. So cool.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I suspect they are here year round. I am not spending as much outdoor time right now. I know I have seen them in January and February.
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@CarolDM (98437)
• United States
18 Oct
@GardenGerty They stay in the trees a lot.
@Courtlynn (68461)
• United States
19 Oct
im glad you could see her and have some fun
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
19 Oct
She is a great kiddo. I say that, knowing that she is forty and not a child. I love who she has become.
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@wolfgirl569 (34440)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Oct
Hope they visit again soon.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
It is coming up to winter where they live and they try not to travel when the weather can be really rough. I hope we can figure out how and when to visit them.
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@sallypup (41032)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Oct
That's great that you had family time. Its been a year now since my daughter visited my hubby and I.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
I have not seen my son-in-law in ages. I saw the grandkids in March. They were here just as everything shut down. They went home and self quarantined.
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@marlina (110387)
• Canada
17 Oct
So happy that you saw your daughter,
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
Yes. I have a hard time believing she is forty now.
@sharon6345 (251229)
• United States
17 Oct
Fun is the key to life.
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@GardenGerty (126844)
• United States
18 Oct
Yes, it is.