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Baby Birds in the Barn

31 May

I was walking through the barn when I heard babies.  I love the little barn swallows!

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I started looking to see which nest they might be in.  But I didn’t see them.  I listened and tried following the sound.

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Soon I was face to face with Myson.


He really wondered what I was looking at when I was ducked beneath his chin to take pictures.  Do you see?


The nest is just in the corner.

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I’ve never seen barn swallows lay their eggs down low like this.  I’m guessing it’s because we are so dry.  They can’t find mud to make their nests in the rafters.

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If my goslings have a slim chance of making it to adulthood, I’m afraid these little ones will have an even tougher time.  I never saw an adult dive-bombing Myson or me when we were near.  This afternoon when I went through to check Joani, I could still hear them behind Myson again, but no parent was around.  Poor things.

I hope you’ll join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Beautiful Birding

21 May

I’m enjoying watching the robin and her little ones.



It’s a full time job for her to feed them.


They are already really getting big.  I can see four of them now.



I was really pleasantly surprised when I was walking in pasture the other night.  It really looks like summer.

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Then I heard a bird singing a beautiful song.  When I got close enough to see what it was, it was the male bobolink in his breeding finery.  I was very happy to see him.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen one out there.

bobolink collage

Just for fun, I’m sharing one of the young squirrels that has sudden decided to take up residence in my yard.


If you want to join in Friday’s Hunt, there’s still time.  I have the items for this week in my sidebar.

Today I’m linking with Saturday’s Critters, Camera Critters, Mosaic Monday, SOOC Sunday, and Bird d’Pot

Friday’s Hunt v1.21

20 May

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week twenty-one!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with V, Week’s Favorite, and sunshine.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with U:  I found this nail in the chicken pen.  I use them all the time on the farm, but they can be a bit tricky.  I might tend to send them flying when I’m trying to nail something with them.

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I happened to wander into the greenhouse this evening and noticed I have a goose sitting on a nest under the workbench.  That makes at least three geese sitting on nests right now.  Maybe someone will hatch goslings and keep them alive.


Week’s Favorite:  My Sam is still enough kid to be silly.  I just wish he’d be sweet.  He was fairly mellow when I got him, but he just will not finish taming down.

Sam Goodberry

Sam Goodberry

Saanen Buck_6958ews

Saanen buck_6960ews

How did I get such a cute, smiley guy that I adore and can’t touch.  It makes it really hard to try and trim his hooves.  I’m going to have to learn how to lasso.

In the Morning:  I’m not a fan of mornings, and when the alarm goes off, I tend to hit the snooze button as long as I can. Twice this past week, I’ve not been able to do that.  Something woke me up before my alarm even went off.  It was this loud maaing.  Clover was being a bit demanding about getting milked.  I’m glad she likes her job, but she could let me sleep that last twenty minutes. She does not have a snooze button!

Clover Blackboer

Clover Blackboer



Now it’s your turn!