Summer weather has arrived and with it many wonderful things are happening around our farm and garden.
This last weekend was The Great Backyard Bird Count. It’s a citizen science project that simply requires us to record the birds we saw over the weekend. I’ve taken part in the GBBC the last couple years & one thing’s for certain – the 2nd weekend in February at our house is going to be crummy weather & terrible for birding.
Last weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count. The weather was much more cooperative this year than in years past. Friday was fabulous. I think it may have even gotten into the lower 50’s. Saturday was foggy all day. Sunday & Monday were chilly, a bit drizzly & had occasional fog. But, I’ll take it. If it’s not pouring down rain in February, I can’t
A couple nights ago Farmer John told me to come outside & check out some slugs & that I might want my camera. He was right. It was awesome & weird & slimy. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what these slugs were up to. But, I guessed this was how they mate. I googled it and sure enough that’s what they’re doing. So put a stop
This is just too cute not to share. These two make my day every time I drive by. For at least 6 months this wild deer has been living with this llama. I never see a mother deer around. I don’t think there is one. It really seems as though the llama has taken on the unlikely role as mama to this deer. They are
Once again another weekend of crummy weather for The Great Backyard Bird Count. I had plans to visit a Wetlands Preserve, but that didn’t work out. So, I only spotted birds around the house & I didn’t get too adventurous with finding them. I just didn’t feel much like hiking around in the cold, wet weather to search for birds. I wasn’t completely skunked, though.
When we began the process of installing flowerbeds I wanted a pond, but wouldn’t allow myself to even think about it because we needed many other things first & I knew I could easily get carried away with any pond ideas. Well, lucky for me, our neighbor ended up selling us his pond set up, including his goldfish, for super cheap. The size of the