Monday, May 1, 2017

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak times 3

 These are the birds of the week eating like a bunch of pigs  between them and the woodpeckers.  I took these pictures all at one time so I know I have 3 of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.  They are beautiful birds.  I had a scout last year but they didn't stay around but this year I have these 3 and I believe they have nests somewhere near by.  I am glad I get to enjoy them. As you can see it was taken while it was raining they didn't stop, water was dripping off their tails.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Beautiful Birds

Hairy Woodpecker
 My little friend look like he is mad about something cute expression and I like the way his foot is up on the feeder.  I spend a lot of time watching the birds as I move from one room to another.  I have great views and birds are important part of our environment they eat their body weight in insects.  The Brown Trasher acts like he is digging a garden the dirt just flies  constantly picking at the ground for insects.   He came yesterday I see the Brown Thrasher and the Towhee for a week or two and then they are gone.  I guess I am a refreshment stop for them  I am lucky they remember this place.
Pileated woodpecker
Farm Report:  The heifers and babies have had their shots and are in their summer pasture.  The cows are later as we like to keep  the heifers  where we can help if they need it.  The cows are calving at the same time but a different pasture.  The anhydrous is being applied and that is going good.   The planter has been checked out and is sitting in front of the shed.  We have rain coming back in this week so we will see what the next job will be.  
Cooper Hawk

Brown Thrasher

Eastern Towhee

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sharp eye

 This fellow has a sharp eye and catches my birds.  You can tell when he is around  the birds make an exit and wait until he is gone.  Sometimes it is hours.  One day a squirrel almost ran into him on the ground that would have been a sight to see, not sure who would have won that battle

 The Blue Jay only comes by in the early morning and will eat on the ear of corn that I have out for the squirrels so they won't eat the sunflowers seed  it is a battle, some days he wins.  Not sure how many there are.
This is one of my favorite birds to watch.   It was storming when I took these pictures and he would look around when he heard the thunder and rain would hit him in the head but he never stopped eating.
Farm report:  Yes we have been busy with calving  not sure of the number but there are several little calves  on the ground running around in the pasture neighbors love to stop and watch. 
Looks like the rain has passed through and maybe we have a third of a inch all rain is welcome in small  amounts as I think we need more moisture in the ground. 
Until we talk again  Be safe

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


 In the decorating world  Farmhouse is the buzz word.  Not everyone is going to change but you might like a picture or two to change up your look.   Take the virtual tour of our store  Berries and Ivy

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wildlife to enjoy

Been quite some time since I have been on here.  The birds help feed the squirrels and then the hawks helps himself to the birds.  Gods plan I guess they all get to eat that way.  I started it all by putting out feed  I can't stop now I have been feeding the birds for years.  
All the crops are in and the cattle worked ready for this winter.  The cows are in the field behind our house where they will spend their time until spring.   Just thought I would drop in maybe be back again take care.

Friday, October 21, 2016

FFA Visit

 We had a group of FFA students from N Caroline.  Their event in the county was canceled because of weather.  They stopped by and also visited the Candy Kitchen  We were happy to have them

Farm report: we are like all farmers in our area too wet to work the last few days.  They were able to work the weaned calves they get shots for deceases like Black leg etc.
We need some drying days so we can finish beans.  We will move on to corn and knock out some of those acres.  Take care until next time

Friday, October 14, 2016

Paying Back

 This story is about Steve Cooper, he is 7773 Foundation was passing through Martinsville, In. on Wed of this week.  He was here to promote his Foundation and work with everyone.   He is dribbling a basketball across the US  from California to New York and wants to be there by 9-11.  While here he did meet up with folks at Butler and was headed to the Speedway the next day.  I wanted to get this out before now but I am glad some of you will meet up with the great human being he is.   He is doing awesome  work to help all people.  If you see him say Hi,   I wish him Gods speed and take care Steve. 
I took these pictures at night this is his transportation and he also has a car  

Steve Cooper  Look him 7773 Foundation  I hope some of you will get to connect with him