Saturday, February 22, 2014

Really? How peculiar.

I was on my way to the back to gather eggs & noticed that another piece of one of the old pines had fallen. That happens regularly with the older trees, especially when the woodpeckers have been working at them. I hear the woodpeckers having a great time out there on a daily basis. Something about this hunk of branch caught my eye.
The first thing that crossed my mind was, "Oops, I think someone had best notify OSHA as it seems we've had a work related mishap." I looked a little closer.
These were not woodpecker colored feathers. I figured I might as well pull out whatever was inside. The hole was a little bigger around than a silver dollar & the bird was carefully wedged in. Here is what I found.
From the looks of it, the bird had been attacked on the neck, killed & shoved into the hole. I am suspecting it is the work of a squirrel. Squirrels are nothing more than fancy rats & we have had rats drag off newly hatched chicks & shove them into their rat holes. I believe a squirrel was probably storing this little catch for later in the same fashion that it would bury acorns. And the secret stash just happened to be in the rotten end of the tree branch. I guess that whole circle of life thing can make for an interesting little blog post.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dogs In Snow

It is hard to believe that we had a 3 day snow & sleet episode last week as our temperature was 75 yesterday. I went back & pulled out my favorite pictures of the dogs in the snow. Again, no explanation needed - just browse on through.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Some Interesting Weather

We had our second snow episode in the Upstate last week. We were fortunate to only get snow & sleet followed by a small earthquake on Friday night. We never even lost power so I spent most of the down time having fun taking pictures which I will simply share with you. They pretty well speak for themselves.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Just another dreary day?

I woke up shortly before five this morning & was thinking about the fact that I needed to write a blog post. We have had dreary wet weather with an occasional sunny afternoon. I knew if I took pictures around the farm most would show beige, brown, white sheep on beige, brown pastures. I thought perhaps to brighten things up I should take a few pictures of the latest spinning & dyeing projects for a little color. I just really wasn't feeling it today.

As I was getting out of the shower, Al came in from the morning chores to announce that he had found a pair of twin Romney ewe lambs that had been born sometime in the very early morning. SO... here's the dreary pictures from today but I will follow them with a few new baby pictures.

And here is the sweet little family. Still not a lot of color but I figure the cuteness makes up for that.