Monday, September 21, 2020
We have three wild persimmon trees in our pasture. These were probably "planted" by wildlife eating fruit from a persimmon tree by a nearby home. Just like any other fruit tree, the yield varies year to year. Fruit on these trees have disappeared almost overnight when they ripen. I am sure the squirrel and raccoon have something to do with that. This year, however, they will be mighty full if they strip this tree and the other two near by.
I've tried to make persimmon jelly in the past. It wasn't as tasty as I had hoped. So, the critters can have at it!
Monday, September 14, 2020
Anyone who sits at our dining room table during the summer gets a front-row seat to the hummingbird show. They eat and battle each other to eat from sunup to sundown.
This timelapse was taken in a two-hour timeframe. Concentrate on the level of the sugar water. We couldn't believe how fast it dropped in only two hours. We think they are immigrating through right now so we have even more around.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Our friend, Irma invited us to come over for coffee and watch them play at a new six-inch driveway tube she and Ron installed. Here are a couple things to watch for in the video. At least one of the fox gets entirely inside the tube--remember only six-inch--which demonstrates how easily one could penetrate a chicken pen. Irma said she saw one of them emerge face first which means it came entirely through the tube!
Watch for momma arriving with some sort of food and one of the youngsters rushes over and grabs it and immediately it's gone. No wonder she looks thin and haggard.
Last year we were driving through town and felt like we might have hit one of the tiny babies on the road. We were never sure because it ran off the road. There is a lot of traffic headed to the lake so probably it happens each year.
This video is two minutes--a bit longer. I'm learning each time I edit videos. I think this one might be a bit better but still not as good as I would like. If you have the internet ability, watch it in HD.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
I don't know how long I will be stuck in posting videos here, but with a drone that takes fairly decent content (if I edit it right) and a new little gimbal for my beginner's level video camera I might be posting on here for a while.
So far, I have stuck to short videos of one to two minutes because of how long it takes me to edit footage. If writing a blog takes time, it is nothing compared to editing video--for me anyway. But, I haven't abandoned writing. Just hoping you will stick with me through this phase--and hoping Dan will too!
Monday, April 06, 2020
It was a nice day so these Eagles were just out for a soar. It’s such a joy to watch them catch the updrafts with their beautiful wingspan. We are thinking they either have a nest or are working on one down by the river behind us. The big Eagle nest over near the town of Clinton fell several years ago. The pair raised at least one baby before it got too big for the tree. It is said the nests weigh around a ton.
I think the pair of Collared Doves has finally made a nest. They talked to each other endlessly. As do the Meadowlarks. For the Bluebirds, it’s just work, work, work. They’ve got something going in the box. Definitely it's Spring and thankfully the birds are socializing.