The Homestone

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Late May on the meadow

Late May ... the ewes and their lambs coming in from a graze on the meadow. Our green house is already providing enough fresh greens to add to our lunchtime soup almost every day.
Another delightful discovery on one of our wander abouts ~ on the ground under the tree next to the robin's nest; a duck's nest all softly feathered and holding 10 eggs that we could count. New life on the meadow!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spring green green green and glorious

In moments it will be summertime but for now we revel in spring.
We are watching with delight as a pair of robin's tend their nest. They have built it quite low in the branches of a small spruce tree close to the main gate. There was one perfect blue egg the first day we took a picture, three robins eggs just two days later.
We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

May days when the meadow becomes a lake.
A haven for hundreds of ducks and shorebirds, geese, sandhill cranes, hawks ~ we must have enough photos now to write our own birding book specific to the meadow. That would be fun! Here are some photographs David has taken over the last few weeks.
Our hummingbirds returned 'home' ~ right on schedule. The swallows are back and working hard to rebuild last years nests or start from scratch...
The meadow is awash in the bright sunlight of late afternoon. It is spring and there are no unbeautiful moments.