Cloudy Morning Captures and A Few More Leftovers

A lot cooler yesterday. The discharge at the dam was low. Not many fish surfacing. All morning there were 10-12 Osprey circling looking for a meal. The peregrines and their young seemed content to sit on perches around the river. Flying once in a while to a new perch but not seeming to attempt to catch a meal. The young falcons not chasing as they did a couple days ago.

Since it was cooler I finally manged to get the split hydraulic hose off the tractor. One nut were it fastened I could not get a wrench on. Had to use a chisel and hammer to tap the nut edges round and round to loosen it with no room to work. Not sure how I will tighten it. Just not room to work where the one hose end fastens to the steering mechanism. Will figure something out after I get someone to make up a new hose.

My wildflower patches did not do well this year. Flooding rains after planting must have washed away or rotted most of the seed. The sunflower patches did well but were mostly blown down in a few storms. They are feeding the goldfinches and cardinals. A cooler week forecast. A welcome relief to the oppressing heat we have had. Be heading out again Wednesday to visit our Louisville bunch and enjoy our grandchildren. Posting will be spotty if at all Thursday thru next Monday…

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2 Responses to Cloudy Morning Captures and A Few More Leftovers

  1. That hydraulic hose sounds like a real pain. I wonder if you put that tight spot end on first and then slipped a ratcheting box end wrench down over the hose to the fitting if you could tighten it then. Those ratcheting box end wrenches are great!
    Too bad about the flower gardens. I’ll miss seeing the zinnias and butterflies.
    Have fun with the kids!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      I got the hose on. I did have to tighten it with the screwdriver and hammer. But only about a quarter turn. Bushhogged for about five hours and the old tractor did fine. What a relief. The monarch today and the butterfly the other day were on zinnias by our back steps. I think there will be a lot of cosmos in the garden when they start to bloom. Thank You…

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