Monday, February 24, 2014

Horned Lark.  Horned Larks are sparrow sized birds that fly up from the edges of our winter roadways.  They are usually in small flocks of 25 or less.  If you look closely at this photo you can see why they are called Horned Larks. These birds show good color when viewed through binocs.

Saturday, February 22, 2014


The plows are working hard to clear the big snow off the rural roads.

The snow is still sticky enough that the plow operators have to sometimes shovel it off the front of the V-plow.

County Rd 5 about 300 yards north of where our driveway meets the country road. Two days after about 11 inches of snow and big winds the road is one lane.

Horse trailer on County Rd 5.

Yes this is a township road.  Many are still closed two days after the storm.  It takes time to clear this heavy snow after the winds.

Our feeders have been very busy after the storm.  Cardinal & Jay.

Friday, February 21, 2014


We got about 10 inches of heavy wet snow followed by winds up to 50 mph.  To see more photos go up and to the right and click on February or any month desired.

The snow is sticky and hangs heavy on the big Norway spruce.

Our old barn is still standing through the big snow.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


The wild creatures are all getting more desperate for food as our bitter winter drags on.  Birds, mice, rabbits, squirrel, opposum, deer, raccoons, shrews, all come to our feeders for food now. We have a live and let live policy on our fellow creatures.

As the winter gets harder the deer get less wary.  This feeder is outside our kitchen window about 20 ft.  There were four deer close by right at sunset today.  It looked right at me several times.

Opposum at the suet feeder.  When it is really cold we don't see any posum but if we get a couple days close to 30 out they come.