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Our Feathered Friends - July 13

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Another day out back in my garden I noticed my Bluebirds swooping toward me in an all out attack. I am not sure what has gotten under their feathers, but they have already raised two broods, and this time there are four eggs in one of the Bluebird houses given to me by W. T. Nolen Jr. It seems that they just don’t like me anymore.

This part is not about birds, but it really freaked me out. I was having a yard sale this past Friday and Saturday when I got into a conversation about someone cutting a hole in the fence separating the old body shop from the apartments behind it where people have been using it as a cut through. While looking at the area, I noticed a Marijuana plant right next to the path, so I didn’t tell anyone about it so I could run over to the house and grab my camera and then call the Lebanon Police Department to do away with the "weed." I was very familiar with the plant because of my time spent with the Wilson County Sheriff Department. It’s hard to believe that with all the traffic, nobody saw it or recognized it.

I enjoyed some good preaching at our church this past Sunday, and one of the people mentioned in the sermon was the prophet, Elijah the Tishbite. It reminded me of the time that God was punishing King Ahab for all his wickedness by creating a drought situation. Elijah hid out by a small stream and God sent the Ravens to feed him twice a day (1 Kings 17: 4-6). Sometime the Ravens would bring bread and at other times they would bring him meat.

Has anyone noticed the price of black-oil sunflower seed? It has reached up into the $20-something range. Just back in the spring, you could find it on sale at around $14. Like gas prices, it now takes an arm and a leg.

I would love to hear from you as to what’s lurking about in your neighborhood or at your feeders. You can write me at 606 Fairview Ave., Lebanon, TN, 37087, call me at 547-7371 or e-mail me at

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