The Pretty Purple Finch
Not long ago a visitor pointed out that what I thought was a house finch was really a purple finch. So, of course I had to make a felt purple finch. This is the only one I’ve seen on the farm lately!
Right click on this link and select “Save target as” (on a PC) to save this purple finch pattern to your computer.
Open for the Season!
Arriving home from work this afternoon I marveled at what a week of warm weather has done. The pond is half melted, and the snow around one edge has disappeared. … Continue reading
Chicken testosterone has been running rampant around the farm this spring. Last year’s batch of bantam chicks leaves us with two young roosters in addition to Spice, our Chief Rooster. … Continue reading
Roaming Red Knot
You’re lucky if you spot red knots as they stop briefly on their way from South America to the Arctic tundra. The trick with this ornament is trying to find … Continue reading
What is a Joyful Day? It’s the first “porch” day of the year with my coffee and camera – despite the snow banks that still line the house and yard. … Continue reading
Signs of Spring
My world was full of signs of spring today. There’s no more iconical image of spring than a robin. Well, unless it’s two robins. The Canadian Geese are back enforce. … Continue reading
A Good Mud Puddle
Today felt like Spring! Sixty and sunny, the ducks got some supervised play time outside their house. I guess you could call them puddle ducks as they were having a … Continue reading