Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

December Birds

Written on December 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

December is here, along with all of the festivity, decorations, family gatherings, shopping, office parties, church programs, caroling, cookie exchanges, craft shows, I could go on and on.  Sometimes it seems we get our schedules so full, we do not leave time for ourselves, meditating, celebrating the birth of Christ and a simpler time. I […]

Roosting Boxes

Written on November 8, 2016 at 10:09 am, by

Needless to say this week, no more political advertisements.  What a whirlwind 16 months this has been.  Enough said. Many of you have been asking about roosting boxes.  If you want to make special roosting boxes for your wintering birds, it is certainly a good idea.  While the nest box entrance is high on the […]

Chicken Business

Written on November 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm, by

November has arrived, warmer than normal.  Kayla was born on November 3 and I can remember it was a bit of a cool, rainy day, 30 years ago!  She has never been found of birds or chickens. She and her family undertook to raise 90 meat chickens recently to butcher. It has been quite an […]

Farewell Hummingbirds

Written on October 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm, by

I know we are all missing all of our summer songbirds, but especially we miss the Ruby-throated hummingbird the most. We know I enjoy their daily visits to my feeders.  I have several so I can keep them zooming around in my whole yard.  It is by far Missouri’s smallest bird. There are certain large […]

October Birds

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm, by

Time to take down the hummingbird feeders, clean them, and put away in a place you won’t forget. Bring out the suet feeders and sunflower seeds.  I have not had mine out at the house yet, but on the trails I am having a multitude of song birds. Here at the house, unfortunately my house […]

Goodbye to Summer

Written on September 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

As we bid goodbye to summer and fall arrives, we must reflect on what a beautiful summer it has truly been.  We had timely rains, plenty of warm sunshine, bountiful gardens, summer pool fun, road trips, visits with friends, quiet bird watching time and more.  Time passes all too quickly, and before we know it […]

Hummingbirds

Written on September 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm, by

I’m sure you all have been truly enjoying your hummingbirds these past few weeks.  I have used at least 20 pounds of sugar this summer and most of it has been in those nectar feeders. Their jewel-like colors, their fantastic flying abilities, and their size (a ruby-throat weighs 1/10 of an ounce and is only […]

Chickens

Written on August 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm, by

I know some of my articles are typical.  I try to stay in the subject, but my mind does wonder, and sometimes quite a ways off.  Doesn’t yours? Over the years, I have always had an opportunity to either gather the eggs, feed the chickens, go shut them up at dark, and on and on.  […]

Last Bluebird Hatch

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm, by

Do I need even mention that August is now half over. I am enjoying the hummingbirds and the last bluebird hatch of summer. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them.  I have lots of baby wren’s and eggs.  Late summer doesn’t bother them. I have a nest  in the back hummingbird garden, and they […]

Busy Hummingbirds

Written on August 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm, by

I have been outside the past two days, enjoying this cool weather, tiding up the yard and flowers.  Right now, these past few days I have been busy filling the hummingbird feeders.  They are busy to say the least.  I have as many as six on one feeder at a time.  Such fun to watch […]