Tag Archives: birds

In the Pasture

1 Nov

We had really beautiful weather this weekend.  I took advantage of that do go spend some time in pasture and through my corn field.

Odie

Perdita

red-bellied woodpecker

goats on the bottom

There’s no water in the ditch (Maisie and Venus)

eating in the rough (Reva, Athena and Sidney)

Dolly

Tree swallow on the electric line–I don’t usually see them.

But there were three of them!

Maybelind

walking by the corn

corn–the ears are small this year

I saw a hawk!

taking off from the tree

the neighboring field getting combined

It really was beautiful!

A Spooktacular Halloween!

31 Oct

I hope you’ve had a spooktacular Halloween!  I finally decided to do something with the pie pumpkins I harvested from the garden.

one of my pie pumpkins

I got as far as baking them and getting them made into pumpkin to bake with.  Now I need to bake.

My pumpkin orange Bob cat

And my black Halloween kitty, Salem.

Salem

But the birds got to enjoy the seeds and insides.

all of the birds

It’s good for them–raw pumpkin is a natural wormer.

I do like to treat my birds occasionally. And by the way, look who’s slowly growing his tail back in.

Mr. Peacock

Speaking of birds, there was a crow sighting for Halloween!

The littlest farmhand in the costume I made (with my mom’s feather cutting help)

Good thing we had a scarecrow too!

The little farm hand

They are just too cute!

And I have to share this one of my nephew with the little crow because you can see the tail.  I am really happy how the costume turned out!

My son and his partner were at his shop handing out trick-or-treat candy.  The holder for the candy bowl was the old tires from my Ranger.

My son, my twin nephews, and my son’s girlfriend.

It really was a perfect evening for trick-or-treating.

leaves from my mom’s yard

Samhain blessings!

Evergreen Wars

30 Oct

Saturday morning, I decided to finish my walk in pasture by taking the buffer strip that would lead me along the north paddock where the evergreen sentinels stand.

The sentinels of the farm

I seem to have wandered into a territory war–the sharp shinned hawk against a party of blue jays!

sharp shinned hawk

blue jay sitting on the same spot in the tree

It was quite impressive to see the jays go after the hawk and chase him from tree to tree.

two jays–there were a lot of them ganging up on the hawk

I’m not sure there was ever a winner because I finally had to go back to the house.

When I went back out later, it was all quiet.