I do not have illusions that this project will be complete anytime soon, but certainly will keep you posted on my progress...
Meanwhile, Blondie, Goldie, and Big Daddy could give a whit...they are happily pecking up the ground. It is wonderful fun to watch these little birds scratch around the grounds. They met Seuss (our 12-year-old black cat) yesterday. He didn't even lift a paw in their direction. They practically walked on him when passing by, and he paid them no attention whatsoever. YAY!
Our other cat, Striper, was the one I worried about regarding the safety of the chicks. Sadly, I do not have to worry anymore because he has been missing since April 2. No sign of him anywhere. No neighbors have spotted him. He heeds no call. We hope he is alive and well.
"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed . . . equally well." Johann Bach