Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Car pooling and Canning Food

With the high cost of energy and food it seemed wise to invest in a few things that might be in our future.
We are gearing up for some home canning, it all seems familiar somehow.
Except now they have cool stuff like this!John we could have boiled chicken plucking water in no time with one of these babys.
I have a Pressure Canner on order, if anything should happen to me please don't let Paul turn it into a still.

Pro 30:25
The ants [are] a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Just back from our spring Walkabout. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkabout We had a great trip and we always enjoy having the camera along with us in this beautiful place.

Critter Corner starts here, we did not see as many Moose this year and most that we did see were camera shy. Thankfully they were not the only game in town.

With scenery like this all around I came to realize that any animals that we saw were just a bonus anyway. I think that helped me focus on the beauty of Gods creation all the more.

The end of some perfect days are represented by these last photos, thanks for sharing them with us.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Birds Eye View

These recent photo's highlight the amazing beauty of the birds around us.

Each species has its own unique beauty and Style.

Trail Mix

Recent outings on the trails provided the opourtunity to check out for a while and find out what is happening in the natural world.
High water this season has kept some of our favorite spots flooded, but has given us some new looks in familiar places.
Displaced by the high waters many animals were moving outside of their normal range, the tracks that you see here are an indication. I will leave the identification to those leaving comments!

Last year the Apple Blossoms kind of snuck up on me while I was concentrating on other things, this year I made a promise to myself to stay up on them as they developed.

We have seen and enjoyed lots of birds some are local and some just passing through our area. This Northern Flicker is right at home here.

Ducks like this Mallard are paired up and nesting in our valley this time of year.
This shall forever be known as " A SHOT OF WILD TURKEY ON THE ROCKS"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Glimpses of Vermont

Decided to Export some of Vermonts rural charm through these pictures
Early morning stand of Fiddlehead Ferns backlit by the sunrise.
Remains of Whitetail Buck
Early Morning Meadow
Twilight on the water
Cow's crossing stop commuters on their way to work