peacock -

Peacock paranoia

I was making my way down a dusty back road, minding my own business, when I was startled by an Unknown Flying Object that swooped down across the hood of my SUV. I hit the brakes, came to a stop and threw the vehicle in park. “Holy sh*t, was that a dog?” I blurted out…

barn swallows -


When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen… there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

cedar waxwing -

WPC: harmony (twitter)

Dozens of cedar waxwings made a playground in the ornamental crabapple tree outside my kitchen window.  They twittered away in harmony, bouncing from branch to branch, stopping every so often to pick the small, dried fruit.

robin's nest -

WPC: Vibrant (robin’s nest)

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops, at all. And sweetest, in the Gale, is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chillest land And…


With summer on its way, the hummingbirds should be arriving soon!  And attracting hummingbirds to your garden is extremely easy.  So with the weather finally getting warmer, it’s time to get out the feeders.  If you’ve never fed hummingbirds, try it – you’ll be hooked. HUMMINGBIRD NECTAR RECIPE Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 4 cups…

The bluebirds are back

What a sight for sore eyes!  Over the past few days, the bluebirds have been arriving and taking up residence in the many bluebird houses we have on the farm.  Even yesterday’s snow storm didn’t deter them.  Spring may be just around the corner… let’s keep our fingers crossed!  

Farm visitors

Woke up to a spectacular sight this morning – two bald eagles sitting in the tree right off my front porch. They are a pretty regular sight around here, flying by as they follow the river to the dam up the road. However, very rarely do they stop and stay like this pair did this…