Gustav is throwing a bit of rain and wind in our direction (I'm a half a hair north and a hair west of Helena on the image down there), enough that we've had to do a find and recover a couple of times, of the hummingbird feeders on the deck. Apparently, a little rain doesn't keep those little fellas from wanting to sip up the nectar throughout the day.
We're also under a tornado watch this evening and I sure hope nothing develops, I'm too tired to run to take cover.
Hubby co-manages an 18,000, or so, acre portion of a cotton/soybean/corn/rice farm (on which there is not a stalk of cotton this year) so all this rain and breeziness is not doing the crops much good, especially the corn and rice. He mentioned that quite a bit of rice is falling so that will make it pretty difficult for the combines to reach it all during the harvest. It's worrisome for sure cause if the farm owner doesn't make money, there won't be any raises around here in the foreseeable future.
This afternoon Jami noticed an ad in the Forrest City paper that offered a Quaker Parrot for sale, with cage, for $150. I hummed and hawed over it for a few minutes then told her to go ahead and call the number on the ad and see where the owners were located at least. Turns out they're only about 25 miles or so north of here so I'm going tomorrow to pick up Odie, the Quaker Parrot. The picture below is not Odie but from what I've read, most Quakers are green so I expect he'll look similar to the photo. They are about 11 inches in height/length (how do you measure birds?).
I had almost decided not to get another bird after Ya-Ya died, but I really do miss his noisy company, and this bird won't be a year old until January, so maybe he's young enough that he'll adjust to a new household fairly quickly.
I'm still feeling puny with a sore throat but I do get some relief with alternating ibupro and tylenol so it's not all bad.
I hope everyone is having a great week!