Sunday, June 28, 2015


 I know they are cute to watch play but they are planting all my gardens even vegetables garden with sunflower seeds    Last winter Jim would put out ears of corn that he picked up in the field or would use to check for moisture.  I have now greased the poles going to the feeders so I am anxious to see what will happen.
Love this cooler weather but not all the rain.  We have some lakes like a lot of other farmers.  We are thinking about the replant but the river need to go down  this is the second time in a week this time it is bigger and will do more damage.
Have a good week and take care

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


 Bats are part of the I69 highway study.  This is the 3rd time the biologist have come to visit our farm to see what bats we may have living here.  As you can see they carry nets in those containers on top of their truck.  The nets are raised in the air on both sides of the creek to catch the bats.  They band them check their sex and I believe they weigh  and record their species.  I watched the first year they were here I found it very interesting.  Bats are insect eaters and will consume 1/3 of their body weight in insects every night.  The biologist  will follow the bats for a few days with a radar system to find out where they are living.  I used to have one living in my garage attic I only would go up there during the day he would just stay put hanging on the rafters.
This is where they did their work

Installing the nets it was getting dark