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Arkansas Granny

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Here's a bird story for you. My daughter is visiting my granddaughter and sent me a picture of a

baby bird. My granddaughter was mowing her yard yesterday evening when she almost ran over it. It appeared to be uninjured, but way too young to leave the nest. It has some feathers, but still has areas of skin visible. She looked all around to see if she could locate the nest, but couldn't see anything. She put it in a shoe box and put it on the porch to see if any birds were looking for it. Nothing happened, so she brought it inside when it started getting dark. They fed it some softened cat food, which it eagerly accepted, and it settled down for the night.

This morning my daughter got up early and took the baby out to the porch to feed it while she had her coffee. She stepped back inside for a minute and when she got back to the door, a male Cardinal was flying all around checking the box out so she decided to observe for a few minutes. Sure enough, he finally landed on the edge of the box and poked some food in the baby's mouth. Just a few minutes later, the female showed up and she also fed the baby. Yay!

The plan now is to make a safe place on the porch so the parents can continue raising this fledgling until it's able to leave the nest, but to bring it inside at night. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:06 PM (3 replies)

Seriously? A picnic ground?

https://twitter.com/CHawksRun/status/1405339747908669441?s=20

https://twitter.com/CHawksRun/status/1405339747908669441/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 09:56 PM (5 replies)

I had a young Blue Jay at the feeder this evening. This explains why the adult Jays

were harassing the squirrel tonight. They usually don't pay much attention to him, but tonight they were all over his butt, literally.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 08:01 PM (6 replies)

Former Winrock exec Chris Jones announces Democratic run for Arkansas governor

Chris Jones, the former executive director of Winrock International's Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, announced his Democratic candidacy for Arkansas governor on Tuesday.

Jones, 44, who stepped down in May from his position at Winrock International, is the fourth person to announce a Democratic campaign for governor. Baptist minister Anthony Bland, political newcomer James ďRusĒ Russell and businesswoman Supha Xayprasith-Mays are also vying for the nomination. Libertarian Ricky Dale Harrington also plans to run for governor.

Jones is a seventh-generation Arkansan. He opened his campaign in his native town of Pine Bluff and in a launch video released on social media.

ďThe last few years have shown how much political division can tear us apart. The reality of this moment in our nationís history is that if we want our politics to be different, we have to be different. Other candidates may try to divide us in this election. But Iím not running for governor to fight a culture war or to go on cable news. Iím here to bring Arkansans back together with a campaign that brings out our best,Ē he said.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/katv.com/amp/news/local/former-winrock-exec-chris-jones-announces-democratic-candidacy-for-arkansas-governor
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:46 PM (2 replies)

Has anyone ever heard of this critter before?

https://twitter.com/smithsonian/status/1404475592372756484?s=20

https://twitter.com/smithsonian/status/1404475592372756484/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:20 AM (14 replies)

Uh-oh. Here's the next big scandal.

https://twitter.com/JohnCollins_KP/status/1404058442034257922?s=20

John Collins 🌊
@JohnCollins_KP
BREAKING: Hunter's Laptop spotted sharing romantic dinner with Hillary's Emails, in violation of indoor dining restrictions.
7:49 AM ∑ Jun 13, 2021
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:28 AM (2 replies)

The great tumbleweed migration 2021.

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1404058459633508357?s=20

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:00 AM (10 replies)

I love Bette Midler.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1403801032497385472?s=20

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1403801032497385472/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:55 PM (3 replies)

Here's an interesting observation.

https://twitter.com/middleageriot/status/1403490975180263429?s=20

Middle Age Riot
@middleageriot
Marjorie Taylor Greene doesnít believe in evolution because it hasnít reached the Republican Party.
6:14 PM ∑ Jun 11, 2021
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:22 PM (2 replies)

I just don't understand it. Went camping with family at a nearby lake for a few days.

Had a great time. We haven't been together in a year. The kids have grown so much. 12 and 14 year old grandsons are both taller than Granny. 11 year old granddaughter has grown, but is very petite.

On the way home we stopped at a travel center. Big sign on the door says:

ATTENTION. Face coverings are required inside the store.


Besides the cashiers, I saw one other person wearing a mask and it was pulled down under his chin so he could talk on the phone while he wandered around.

Arkansas has a 32% vaccination rate and people are acting like Covid has disappeared. This is why I believe we will be dealing with this disease from now on.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:47 PM (68 replies)
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