Saturday, February 28, 2015

Still cold, still snow

It is still 19 degrees this am.  We got about and inch or two or snow and it is supposed to start again this afternoon with more accumulation.

This is one of the little nannies.  I think the nannies are all bred because I have not seen any sign of any of them coming in heat in the last month.

We feed them cattle cubes.  They would rather have just corn, but cubes feed better.

Still snow this am.  I have 4 books to read and made chicken and  noodle last night so I am ready to go.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blowing snow and 19 degrees...

It was 11 this morning.  I don't think we broke 20 today.  Supposed to snow all night and some tomorrow then rain and warm up Sunday afternoon.  The weather says Tuesday the high will be 63 and Wednesday's high will be 32.  If we live through next week, weatherman says better weather is on the way.

Helen, the library says your books are ready for you.  Forwarded you and email.  Checked the house and it is fine.

Tried to feed the horse, but he would not fight off the goats.  May try again tomorrow or maybe not.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I'll Fly Away, or not...

Two young eaglets in a dead tree in J. R.'s field between Dan's and Newberry's yesterday morning around 11 am as we were going grocery hunting.  They were wet and there was still ice on the trees, so they looked cold to me.

Two young eaglets, I am sure the same two, yesterday afternoon around 4 in a tree in J. R.'s field across the road from his house.  Not so wet and not nearly as good out.

An adult close to the young ones in another tree.  I don't know if there is any relation to the between the adult pair we have been seeing in these trees and the teenagers.  Eagles do not hatch around here, and I do not know if they migrate with their parents.

Looking for something to eat.

But finding only an old tough bird with a camera.

These three, a mama and two babies were on the rise just this side of Newberry's.  About where we saw the eaglets in the morning.

They ran across the first hill and stopped here on the next one.  There was enough coverage between me and them that they did not think I could see them.

They stood like this for several minutes.

Looking everywhich way.  Dogs barking, trucks groaning.

:Looking back towards Newberry's.

And Terry's truck.

Sloshing through the slush

For 6.5 miles according to google. Yesterday afternoon I walked up to the end of Douglas Road, on to the branch that leads to Dry Creek at Coin and back home.  I only walked 3 days this week, for 16.5 miles so I may not make the 100 for February.  It has been a rough month for foot traffic.

It warmed up yesterday and melted the ice from the trees by 10 am.  The snow is mostly gone from the roads, but still patchy in the fields.  It was a good day for sight seeing.

Teddy Orell's barn.

Fred Smother's barn.

Clint Powell's place on the horizon.

Road down to Coin.

This is the road out of Coin to the Hwy, picture taken from the road down to Dry Creek from Molder's corner, above.

This is where I walked to.  Helen, click on the picture and you can see the county has removed the old ma tress from the ditch on the left.