Lots of Swallows Don't Make a Summer
is Borders Saw # 421
I am grateful to the new owners of the Old Manse for this image of young swallows taken in the little summer house on the back patio from where Huttonian used to shoot rats in the wood pile-those were the days as you can see here
(scroll down)But it is glad to know that the Swallows (and these are swallows) returning to old haunts. There is little we can do for them in the Small-House-in-Duns apart from admiring the way they avoid low flying aircraft. Apparently these two little chicks tucked up in their dry mud double cot are the last of the litter-the others are away and preparing to fly south to sunnier climes.
The new Old Mansers have thought of an ingenious way of getting rid of rats from the woodpile.
They have got rid of the woodpile.
I never thought of that
Labels: Borders Summers, Old Manse, Rats in the wood pile, Swallows