Friday, October 18, 2013

Master craftsman

 This is a nest that the guys found in the bottom of the grain vac which they moved to our house from one on the storage barns.  It  is made of sticks and green moss  as in the below picture. The nest cavity  is 3 inches deep and 2 inches across.   One of the nicest ones I have ever come across.  The bottom is weak because it was inside the piece of equipment.  Should I take it back to that barn  it doesn't look used .Would there be a bird that builds a nest for this time of year?  The nest is 17 inches by 13 biggest nest I have seen.
  I don't move a nest  unless it comes in a piece of equipment or they start one on a planter in the spring.
Joni James a bird expert maybe you can weigh in on this Blog 
Check out her blog if you like nature.
Tomorrow I will be at Bradford Woods south of Mooresville with the Childrens Festival and they will be doing gourd art.  Wonderful place to visit only open to the public on special occasions bring your camera   Maybe I will see you there. Until later

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trapping again

Doesn't he look sweet.  This little fellow has moved dirt all summer long has quite a few tunnels under and around the grain bins.  We have tried to catch him and it has taken 3 humans to finally get him tricked into going in.  Last week we caught a raccoon and he was standing there talking to the coon when my son went to check the trap.  Needless to say we were glad to see he was in the trap today.   I took him to the park near Paragon and when I let him out he didn't go forward like all the rest that I take there but decided to circle the truck and I was in the bed of the truck when I saw him make a u-turn and come my way.  He circled the truck and then headed for the road crossed the road and started eating grass. 
We have been cutting beans and hauling them to Bunge while we have time.  When you cut beans you have more time to do other things like work ground and plant wheat .  Got that done I always like to see wheat in the winter it is pretty and green.   Now we have rain and I figure we will go back to picking corn

Please pray for the Cattlemen and Farmers out west such a devastating  thing to loose all the cattle, sheep and other animals God Bless them all  Take care until next time.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The rest of the story

This was to show children electric safety
Sorry I took so long I know I said I would post the next day  but I was at the Pedens and I also had a meeting that night so I am time short ( that means I schedule too much in one day ). The Wed went real well had lots of children if you have children or grands please bring them by next year.   We had a class from South School attend.  Next week there is a farmers day at the Morgan County Fairgrounds where they will have animals and old time crafts so you have another chance to visit farm related events.  There will be 3 of our rug hookers there in the building working on their rugs so please stop by and say Hi

Cider press

License plates early 1900

No body has this many shovels all oiled and hanging on a nail

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peden Farms Childrens Festival

 Today I was a volunteer at the Peden Farms Childrens Festival  It is a joy to see all the children wee ones to 2 or 3 grade.   As you can see there were eggs displays and all the fowl that produce eggs.   Questions about beef cattle.   Soybeans and all the things and food that comes from them.  Making butter by shaking cream in a jar and they had crackers to let them taste real butter

We have another day tomorrow it is near 37 in Bloomington.  Joe's Mom and Dad started and they have continued to have these outings so school children and others can come and find out more about farming and animals I have more pictures and hope to show them tomorrow.  The Peden children will continue this tradition some day as they were  there and participate in the festivities.  Until tomorrow I will continue this story.
We are picking corn and it looks like it will be good.  Long nights early mornings  Until later, take care.