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Archive for the Nature, Bugs and Critters Category

Footprints

Footprints

We have many different types of critters here….and they all leave footprints (or tracks!).  Can you guess what they are?

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Workday at the farm

Workday at the farm

Sometimes it takes a village. Tim has been having back problems (just diagnosed as a herniated disk) and my family came on Friday and Saturday and we had good ole work days on the farm. We had previously had a bad storm and Tim and I had cut and raked large amounts of tree branches into piles. My sister and her kids helped us carry all the branches to a

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Winter Storm Octavia

Winter Storm Octavia

Octavia was a nasty winter storm. The wind gusts sounded like the house was going to be ripped apart. We had a couple of inches of sleet and I’m still surprised we didn’t loose power due to the ice on everything. But – it did provide some fun photo opportunities! I got to don my good winter boots, heavy parka, fuzzy hat, scarf, and gloves to traipse around in the

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The Sky is amazing here

The Sky is amazing here

Because of the open space, we get some of the best sky shows here – we can see a sky full of stars at night, fantastic sun rises, colorful sun sets, fluffy and playful clouds and menacing storm clouds. – Mary B.

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Creeping, Crawling Bugs!

Creeping, Crawling Bugs!

We have seen so many new (to us) and different bugs here!  We’ve even had to ask an entemologist friend to help identify some of them.  And!  we’ve found some great already-dead specimen that are safely stored.  Here are some pictures (click on the picture to get a bigger view) – don’t let your skin crawl! 🙂 – Mary B.  Imperial Moth – moth (wings not completely unfurled) and caterpillar

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