Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS


Written on March 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm, by

This week I had the opportunity to pick up a couple of historical items from a friend in Kahoka.  She wanted to transfer them to the Downing House from the Clark County Museum.  I have enjoyed the history of the Scotland County schools, and a Granger yearbook. I am also interested in the history of […]


Written on March 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm, by

Thoughts this week are of our different pets we have had through years. This particular memory is cat memories.  Many years ago as a child, we always had kitties – not indoor cats, but cats. In later years, my Mom had two or three cats inside for the most part and loved those cats. I […]

Happy March

Written on March 6, 2018 at 3:13 pm, by

Happy March!  I hope all of you birders have been having a great winter. I have been off for a bit, traveling to the south tip of Texas for a little warmer weather.  It is great there, just not many interesting birds to watch.  Mostly pesky grackles. I did have a little chipmunk to entertain […]

Fresh Air

Written on January 30, 2018 at 4:30 pm, by

It is nice this week to be able to go out and get a breath of fresh air.  As I write this today, the temperature is 50 degrees and the wind is calm.  Perfect to get outside. The birds have made their way to the thicket and the feeder is quiet this morning.  I imagine […]


Written on January 16, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

Let me say cold!!!!!  That it has truly been.  January 10 was a beautiful warm day.  I was able to get out and get some fresh air. We were able to get the Christmas decorations down, and I cleaned up the front porch of some of the sunflower hulls.  I certainly was glad to get […]

Weathering Winter

Written on January 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm, by

It’s 2018. Wow. Already it has managed to become January 10. Before you know it, it will be February, and spring will soon be here. These past few days it has been too cold to do much outside.  I stay in and watch the birds. I have went through a lot of sunflower seed. I […]

White Christmas?

Written on December 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm, by

Do you think the snow will hold off until after the holidays? It would sure make for safe travel for all of our families who are out and about. I do love to sit inside and watch the peaceful snow fall, however, I do not like to get out in it.  So maybe we just […]

Fall into Winter

Written on December 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm, by

I hope you are all in the holiday spirit.  Seems like it has came around rather quickly. This weather has been beautiful, and hard to believe that it is the end of November. I have been working in the yard the last few days, getting my fall decorations down. I remember in September, I could […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Written on November 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm, by

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us here at Pine Ridge Bluebird Trails. We are enjoying this time of gathering together with family and friends. I have had a few birds at my front porch feeder. I do not have a lot of leaving shrubbery to protect my birds right around my […]


Written on November 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm, by

Now as I sit here writing this, I find that this week is already the middle of November. Thanksgiving activities are just around the corner.  We are forced to look at Halloween decorations in August, and Christmas in September and October. We almost forget that Thanksgiving is in there someplace. I love fall and enjoy […]