Jun 15, 2009

Stroll With Me

Come take a quick stroll with me around our yard ~
First stop is just one of our many rhubarb plants. Yummy is all I can say! Then there's the little old bird bath with the picket fence backdrop. It is used on a daily basis by several different
types of birds.

And then there's the bluebirds. They've set up housekeeping in a house we built last year. Their fletchlings have been seen coming out this past week. But they still count on Mom and Dad to help feed them. Yummy ~ wax worms are a treat!
This little bunny thinks he's "hiding" behind a wooden box on the patio.

We've seen this porcupine crossing the yard in mid-day on more than one occasion . Too close for comfort in my mind; as you can see our house in the background.

Jun 8, 2009

It's Fawn Time Again

It's that time of year again when the fawns start showing up. I took pictures of this fawn last spring ~ right in our yard. She thought she was well hidden but there she was, right in the middle of the lawn, just a few feet from the road.
With a little coaxing she moved and "hid" in the longer grasses behind our property. Still within our view, but much safer.
Since living here, we've had at least one if not two does as frequent visitors to our yard sharing their babies with us. Come fall we have had as many as ten deer at the same time. Therefore; the garden fence!!

Jun 2, 2009

Small Pleasures in Life


It doesn't take much to make me happy. I find pleasure in the small things in life, things like watching the birds around the yard or baking bread.

We have several bird feeders throughout our yard and they are heavily used. The color ranges from the red on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks to the irridesent blue of the Indigo Buntings to the striking yellow of the little Gold Finches and several other shades of nature.
The scent of bread baking has got to be one of my favorite scents of all time. I loved it as a child and I love it as a Grandma. I baked some of the best bread ever just the other day. I'd have to call it a Sourdough Oatmeal Multi Grain bread. It started out with my hundred plus year old sour dough starter and then I added a bit of oatmeal, multi grains etc. I also made some of it into big ole' dinner rolls. I must say, I always believed that a recipe is a guide only so I never really follow any directions ~ making it a hit or miss and this one was a HIT!!