Coffee At Steve’s Country #19.

Good morning everyone! There’s nice hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate ready for you this morning, please grab a cup, sit back and relax for a few minutes with us today. Muffin is already relaxing, that is, sleeping on the reading bench again. She thinks I’m too slow getting the coffee post out in the morning. She’s probably right about that. It’s a bit cool this morning, with a temp of -4F (-20C), but it’s warming up to 0F (-18C) by this afternoon. However it will feel colder with the wind that is moving in later. Tomorrow it should be considerably warmer as some snow moves in, then back to cold again. Theodore was first here again this morning. After he left I put more sunflower seeds out and now the evening grosbeaks are enjoying their breakfast. It works out very well for the birds coming at different times like that.

One of our beautiful summer wildflowers, the crown vetch.

The blue jays are late this morning which is rather odd. I mentioned Jasper had been chased by one of those mean ravens, but he’s okay. Jasper was back yesterday afternoon, looking nice and healthy. “How’s things going Jasper?” Chip. “Yes, I noticed that other squirrel keeps coming back.” Chip. “Oh, his name is Chase, that makes sense, he does like to chase.” Loud Chip. “Oh, you don’t like to chase. Well, it is good exercise, you need to keep in shape for when the chipmunks come back.” Chip? “They won’t be back for another 3 months.” Chip? “Yes, winter will be here that long.” Loud Chip. “No, you won’t die. You’re sounding like Theodore. But you have that nice thick fur and bushy tail to keep you warm.” Chip! “Oh, you’re still cold? Your house is cold too? You must have picked a bad place to live.” Chip. “It was the only one left? And it’s drafty? Hmm, doesn’t sound good, make sure you find a better place in the summer. I have to go back inside, it’s cold out here.” Chip? “I don’t think that would work, remember I have a cat.” Chip. “You forgot? Easy to forget, bye for now.” Chip.

Here is my squirrel friend, Scramble, who lives along the path to the river. He’s leaning on a small stub of a branch, a little hard to see, but it looked cute anyway.

I’m thinking of making a few changes to my morning coffee posts, some days will be the same as now, others we would take a closer look at some of the animal life in our area, and perhaps we can also take a look at some of the natural foods that are actually good and nutritious for us. Plus perhaps taking a tour of the area as well. The morning post won’t get any longer than it is however, I like to keep it under 500 words so it doesn’t take long to read. Please let me know what you think. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

15 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #19.

  1. Hi Steve, Very Good Morning 😍 How are you πŸ€“ It is a cold day for you? again πŸ€” I tried to burn some fire and send to north for a warm air πŸ™„ did you get tat 😳. Theodore is cute, and a cute conversation with Jasper. Lovely picture of your little friend 😍😎. Hey I am the first one to comment here 😁yay!! Wait πŸ™„ that was when i started to type, am i still first πŸ€”πŸ€“? So, why 500 words πŸ€”sounds a good idea, People love short posts, and it saves your time too 😁😎 Hope this lockdown keeps you busy , don’t get bored , keep calling people, talk, have fun, and most importantly take care of yourself 😍πŸ₯°. Have a lovely Day πŸ’

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    • You’re right, first commenter!😁πŸ₯‡ I haven’t been keeping track lately, I lost the 3 main competitors.πŸ™„πŸ˜• Yep, cold day, but it was only cold for the whole day.πŸ₯Ά Which made it a cold day.πŸ₯Ά So it was a cold day for sure.πŸ₯Ά Yep, cold day.πŸ₯Ά I think it’s getting to me.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Yes, people like shorter posts, so most of my posts will be less than 500 words now,πŸ™‚ except my stories and Steve’s Journal, those I keep up to 800 words,😁 hard to keep those shorter or I would have to do more chapters, that makes it hard.πŸ€ͺ
      I never get bored,πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ I always find things to do.🐻 I have never been bored since I was a kid. Yep, I’m taking care of myself,πŸ˜„ sort of.πŸ™„πŸ€ͺ It has been a great day!🌞 Maybe a bit cold.πŸ₯Ά Have a wonderful Wednesday!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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      • Thank You Steve πŸ₯°It’s okay, you haven’t lost anyone. Corona just kept everyone busy 😎 Cold Cold Cold 😳😳😳. keep doing something πŸ€“ and stay warmπŸ˜‰. Shorter post are fav, you are right, that’s why social media apps like Instagram and Twitter are famous these days, one post with a big msgπŸ™„ world wants everything fasterπŸ€”I wonder what they will do if they were in 1800 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Don’t play with bear😜 self care is priority, πŸ€—take care Steve πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ’


  2. Good morning Steve! Thanks for the tea! β˜•οΈ Jasper is so spunky! He is determined to make it and I love that! πŸ‘

    I think those changes to your morning post will be great. πŸ‘ That would be very interesting to hear more on the local animal life, natural foods for us and see a tour of the area. Thank you and have a wonderful day! 😁

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    • Hi Beverly, thanks for dropping in! Yes, Jasper is a great squirrel, I hope he hangs around for a long time.😁😸
      Thanks for letting me know your thoughts on the upcoming changes, I appreciate that very much.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Έ I will likely have something different each day during the week, weekends will be a bit different too.
      Have a great day Beverly!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•


      • Yes, hoping he does. Always excitement and suspense with Jasper! 😁😬 . You may want to put him in a guest spot in β€œThe Investigators, Inc.” series. πŸ˜‚

        You’re welcome on the feedback. Sounds great! Look forward to reading the upcoming posts. 😁. Thanks, have a great day as well! πŸ˜β˜•οΈ

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      • I don’t think the cats would like having a squirrel in there, he might outsmart them!😳😾😾
        I will be starting the new posts next week, or perhaps sooner, but next week for sure.πŸ˜πŸ˜Έβ˜•β˜•


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