The Nest

As I was mowing yesterday I glanced up to check on that nest I’ve been watching for a year now.  If you recall I wondered if it was an oriole nest.  The nest was gone!  I immediately looked on the ground and there it was in very bad condition.

I laid it back together and the most startling sight was the lining of the nest – fiberfill!  The dogs tear toys apart and I’m always picking up clumps of stuffing in the yard.   Evidently the oriole thought her baby birds would be comfortable with soft stuffing to sleep on.  Much of this is assumption – I’m truly guessing but it makes sense.

The dogs were so hot this afternoon, we went in the shop and turned on the air.  Have any of you watched the series Homeland?  I have been watching Season One while I sew in the shop and I am loving it!  I finished Season One tonight and have Season Two waiting.

Book Review—Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

I ordered the book through Amazon, it arrived yesterday at 3 pm and I finished it by noon today -that’s how much I loved this book!  A widow and a widower become friends to ward off loneliness – that’s all I’m going to tell you.  It was excellent and written straightforward with few details to clutter up the story line.

Stay cool, everybody!

13 thoughts on “The Nest

  1. Rita jones

    I too loved this sweet little book. A fast and easy read. Great for those of us “older” folks!

    1. Betty Klosterman

      Plainsong is another book by Kent Haruf. It is such a simple story about people getting to know and caring for others. We have lost another good author.

  2. Kathy Davis

    Kent Haruf is a great writer; unfortunately he passed away last year. He has written four other books which you might enjoy!

  3. shirley

    Ordered the book 100 modern quilt blocks, I am having a ball making these blocks. Great recommendation.

  4. revacoash

    Your friendly letters always come ust when i need cheering up. Can’t drive now and am pretty much house bound. I have an orieo this year for the first time. The papa sits a short distance and whistles when my cats are on the porch. Thanks for all the chat!! I just finished after thr rain by one of my students from six years ago, interesting for any small town (less than 800). You feel you know these people. Recommend it. rc

  5. Ann Barlament

    It doesn’t surprise me at all that your birds love fiber fill! All winter long I would save up bits and pieces of yarn, dryer lint, dog hair and strips of fabric…all items that my birds used in their nests. It takes a special mommy bird to line her nest with all the comforts of home!

    Temperatures are supposed to be in the 90’s….think I’ll kick back a work on my crochet project.

  6. Ginny Jackson

    I was sorry to learn that the author had died a few years ago. I loved all his books and a Hallmark movie was made from one of them.

  7. Mary C.

    I absolutely LOVE Homeland-enjoy! I’ve also enjoyed all of Kent Haruf’s books and it’s sad there won’t be any more. Hot hot hot here in WI too but it seems we always have a few days of this as soon as the kids go back to school, summer’s last gasp. I’m antsy for Quilt Expo in Madison next week, can’t wait!

  8. nancy Lamontagne

    Yes! We have a squirrel nest in our tree that has quite a bit of green fiberfill! They change it out every so often and the old poly ends up floating around our yard and into my gardens! I have no idea where the green stuff came from, unless someone’s patio furniture was raided!

  9. Launa

    So glad I asked about the Oriole nest. I’ve put dryer lint, thin strips of fabric from when squaring up pre cutting strips and other things out for the birds. It’s enjoyable to see what they carry off to their nests. Had a break in the heat today…cool mornings and 87 high today. Thanks for the heads up on the novel.

  10. Sheila

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your country life and book reads. Always enjoy your recommendations.

  11. Donna

    I loved the first two. Did not know there were two more. Must get those now. Have you read Maude? Very good, I could not put it down.

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