I fed the birds. I was excited to the see the oriole feasting on the orange that I put out yesterday. Since that one was devoured, I put out another, and he very quickly found it too. :D Despite never seeing any here before, it turns out my yard is exactly what they like: tall open woodland with some sunny meadows. Just in case you need to know ...
We did some more trimming of a plum tree to clear line of sight for later internet installation. I still need to haul the brushy ends to the ritual meadow brushpile, but we got another handful of kindling from this.
EDIT 5/7/20 -- Round Two, I planted 3 yellow bellwort and 2 Virginia bluebells in the forest garden. Bellwort is a flower I have that is growing with enthusiasm. I have a few bluebells but they have yet to bloom.
EDIT 5/7/20 -- Round Three, I planted 3 Maximillian perennial sunflowers in the prairie garden. Also, a couple of my sunchokes have sprouted. :D
In the process I noted that the cup plant -- which was a single sprout several years ago -- now has numerous seedlings scattered around the western part of the prairie garden. <3 wildflowers I did not have to pay for.
EDIT 5/7/20 -- Round Four, I cut pieces of yellow yarn and put them in an empty suet cage for the oriole. The second orange is well pecked but not empty yet.
I also hauled the plum branches to the brushpile, then picked up a trolley full of other trimmings and fallen sticks.
As it is now dark, I am done for the night.