Monday, May 28, 2012
I don't care what the calendar says, summer is here. I know it's here because I heard what I call "the bird of summer" this morning. It took me years to pinpoint what kind of bird I was hearing because it is never seen. Tucked away in the woods you will hear its lifting song. It sounds circular to me...if that makes any sense. With the help of an app. or two a friend of mine identified this bird of summer as a Swainson's Thrush. Migrates to our area just in time for a fun filled summer. When I hear its song I think of bonfires and bbqs, long warm nights, and no school. Although the temps are in the 50s and I'm wearing a sweatshirt, I heard it this morning...summer is officially here.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
It is always fun to go down to the farm and get a surprise...like new babies. Boots had her babies sometime during the night. By the time I got down there this morning they were dried off and fed and afterbirth passed. The Buttons' family are good kidders and mommas. No drama. Buck and doe in Minter Bay colors-Dalmatian spotted with blue eyes and wattles. Pictures after work.