While heading out to do the food and water for the kitties outside, I discovered the heated water bowl. Frozen solid. A quick glance through the entry, and I found the cord wasn't just knocked loose from the outlet, but the hook I put in to hold the cord and keep the cats from knocking … Continue reading Well, it was bound to happen some time!
Today we come to the close of what has got to be the most bizarre year we've had in my 5 decades! I think many of us will be very glad to see the hind end of 2020, even though there's no sign that 2021 is going to be much different. [edited for formatting … Continue reading Year End Review: top 10 posts!
While going through tripod photos of the feeding station, I found a bunch from the spring that never got shared. So, for the next while, while it's cold outside, I will be posting pictures from May and June! This deer has a very long neck to match its very long face! In this photo, you … Continue reading Critter of the Day: Longneck
Well, here we are, at the end of 2020. This is our 3rd full year, and 4th winter, of living on the farm. We set up goals to accomplish the task of getting this place cleaned up and fixed up. Of course, goals are always flexible, since life has a way of blowing right through … Continue reading 2020 Goals: Review and Reset
We had a light snowfall all night, with almost no wind. This morning, the trees looked like they were covered in frost! It's enough to almost make the junk cars in the old hay yard look pretty. Almost. Fresh tracks at the feeding station, and around to the ornamental apply trees in the old kitchen … Continue reading Pretty morning
While going through tripod photos of the feeding station, I found a bunch from the spring that never got shared. So, for the next while, while it's cold outside, I will be posting pictures from May and June! A rose breasted grosbeak, and red headed woodpecker.
We had ourselves a very pleasant surprise today! Company! Sort of... I got an email from my older brother, asking if he could swing by this afternoon. Considering that it's a 1 1/2 hour drive for him, this was a welcome surprise! I got his message after doing my morning rounds, which included changing the … Continue reading Clearing snow before it snows, and I think they’ve figured it out!
While going through tripod photos of the feeding station, I found a bunch from the spring that never got shared. So, for the next while, while it's cold outside, I will be posting pictures from May and June! An American goldfinch, resting on some budding lilac twigs.
Yesterday, I made another batch of bread using the old dough stored in flour as a starter. I did change things up a little bit, though. One of the things about trying to recreate how my grandmother did this is, I'm relying on my mother's childhood memories. There would definitely be things my mother never … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 9: a few changes
While they don't come around when we're around to see them, there are plenty of signs that the deer are coming to the feeding station. The snow was absolutely trampled this morning! You can see it all the way back to the corner of the spruce grove, before the tracks start splitting up into smaller … Continue reading Signs in the snow