Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Red squirrel trapped in chicken coop.

Bantam Orpington rooster was NOT happy about his company!
fattened chipmunk on deck, right by door.
Bantam Orpington hen lays 1 cream colored egg. (Shown next to golf ball to promote broodiness)
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This titmouse was brave enough to come to the feeder, and then decided right up to the door was okay too. The wildlife here is getting aggressive. Squirrels and chipmunks and chickadees wait for us to open the slider door to come in and shop for seeds. (The kids encourage this.)
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Kathleen's soccer game



neat hairdo, too!
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chickadees are getting pretty aggressive

I took these pictures while sitting within 3 feet of these little birds.
They came right in looking for food.


I had, (admittedly) put out hulled sunflower seeds to see if they'd take them. They did.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Open house at

Kathleen's class made self portraits with clues to help identify them. (I hope she wasn't talking about MY cooking! HA !
You can see here that hers was a real stand out. Her teacher called her a "Power House". I asked what that meant, and she just explained that Kathleen was great at everything. Sports, academics, art, everything. "Wow!" she said.
Kathleen was nominated for a "Rumney CARES Award". This was presented at an all school assembly, and consisted of a wristband (you know, those plastic/rubber ones...)and a photo on their web page. (www.rumney.org) She was chosen because of her great sportsmanship. When someone falls or gets hurt playing soccer, she stops, helps them, makes sure they're okay, THEN proceeds to score. ::grin::
Kids in the yard while working on a project. More on this later.
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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mom and Dad in town

Claire, I love this photo
Robby and Conor at the factory
Grandma and Grandpa, Happy to see the kids.....
This was at the Vermont Teddy Bear factory tour
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So many neat birds!

We've got blue jays, tufted titmouse, black-capped chickadees, redbreasted nuthatches, white-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers, hummingbirds, juncos. All of these appear pretty much simultaneously! There aren't any non-natives here right now. This is a first for me.
Some eat out of our hands, most come right up to the sliding door, and the more shy varieties stick to the trees 4-10 feet off the deck. AMAZING!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


the view changes a little when we're IN a cloud!
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Our family, July 07
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