The Chickadees are Building a Nest

I just noticed yesterday that a chickadee was peering into the birdhouse I’ve had hanging on the slanted post out back. I was so excited to see that maybe she was considering using it to raise a family, so I watched for a while and sure enough she went in. And another chickadee came along…

A Visit From Three Deer, Backyard Photos

We had three deer that visited the backyard a few weeks ago. Back before our week long summer weather preview, with temps in the 80’s, we had some snow on the ground and one morning I noticed my cat sitting on the deck and peering intently  into the woods. I knew that she saw something…

Will You Count The Birds For Science?

This is the weekend to help scientists keep track of wild birds as you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  From February 17th through the 21st, many people throughout the U.S. and Canada will be counting birds at the park, on a hike or in their own yards to help inform the folks at…

I Found The Snow

Last month I was asking where all the snow was, but I can tell you now that I have found it. For the fourth time in a little over a week the kids are missing school. My son is so sad, I’m sure he will be crying all day – NOT. But I might be……

Make Your Own Suet For Winter Bird Feeding

I don’t buy bacon very often, but one of the reasons I do (besides the fact that I love it) is to use the bacon grease for my home made suet. I have taken down the hummingbird feeder. I don’t feel too bad, because I have bunches of flowers still blooming all over the yard…