Thursday, March 30, 2017

Another Batch of Feathers

Last week these ducks were eggs.

Excuse the blurry action shot.  When they aren't sleeping, these youngsters keep pretty busy.
In a few weeks, they'll look like this.

Meanwhile,  outside, wild birds are keeping busy too.

Mr. Cardinal announces his dominion over a bit of acreage.

Mr. Robin sings a sprightly love song.

A pair of Grackles argue over who will build the nest.

This guy is simply above it all.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Coop Couture

Here's a heart warming story.   A group of nice ladies who like to knit found an unusual group to dress this winter.  These nor'eastern gals have knitting needles and yarn, chicken are shivering.  It's a win/win!

Many chickens do feel the cold.

 And some seem suited to wearing a custom frock.

That may be.  One thing's for sure, though.  You don't have to be a chicken to look good in a sweater.

Read about the Boston Knitting Bee here.                                          

Special thanks to

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wild Wind

A couple days ago, areas of Michigan got wind whipped.  A forty mile per hour wind can move things around, that's for sure.  Roof shingles swarmed the sky, roadways littered with branches.  Some people are still without electricity.  This wind visited the homestead.

It blew the top off the duck house!  No ducks were harmed.  They were safely at large.

Remember that delightful tree full of birds?  There's a reason there were no leaves on that tree.  That reason is not because it's still winter.   Well, the big wind was too much for it's deadness to remain upright.

Now it lies horizontal.  Interestingly, birds still perch on it.  Will they sing?  We'll stayed tuned.

How this for wild?  On that windy day, I had just finished tidying up the wood supply, noting that there was room for more wood, planning to gather some.  Then the tree fell.