Kathryn has been running a couple of miles most days. Her path takes her through our woods, along our meadow and up a long hill through our neighbor’s pastures and then back again. She often sees wildlife, but more often sees their tracks or scat or spots them as they leave her field of view. [...]
Kathryn got ‘tagged’ in the arm by a bee as she was walking to her car this AM on her way to a dentist appointment. Talk about adding insult to injury. She came back in the house and asked me to extract it with tweezers. It was a big sucker and clearly the bee gave [...]
We have enjoyed the Red Tail Hawks who nested in the tall spruce trees directly across the road from our house. I believe they may have built a nest there last year, but we were not aware of it. This year we spotted the nest and the hawk activity at the end of March. We [...]
I celebrated the 20 year birthday of my Volvo 240 (106,000 miles) by washing and waxing it.
The hailstorm we received on Tuesday provided marble sized hail that made pock marks in our hot tub cover.
Sunday we took another hike. Up Kirkland hill, reversing the loop, going out to the logging road, [...]
Friday afternoon Kathryn and I took a hike around the 3 mile loop that we skied and snow shoed this winter. Needless to say things look different. The daffodils we planted just across the road are in full blossom and are scattered about the woods.
Back by cook out corner there are lots of [...]
Last night we went to Hamilton College to hear Anders Halverson the author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World discuss his book. It was enlightening. Who knew that Rainbow Trout had such a limited native range and were so heavily promoted.
Suppose that, more than a century [...]
We have a kestrel family living nearby and frequently see one of them sitting on a nearby telephone wire surveying the pastures for grasshoppers, frogs and small mice. This past weekend we got a close look as the kestrel camped out on top of our laundry post looking for pond dwellers.
Our major [...]
As I drove on Route 10 from Canjoharie to Sharon Springs on my way to visit my mom I noticed a flock of large birds roosting in the trees along a fence line. As I drove by I saw they were Turkey Vultures and there must have been close to 30 of them. I stopped [...]