We had a quick deluge today, followed by some sun, followed by more rain — and, in the middle, there was a double rainbow over the lake!
Anya and I saw a single buzzard on Sunday, but today was the first time we saw a whole flock circling …
I saw the first robins today, but I was not able to get a picture 🙁 A whole flock were perched in the sumac tree along the ridgeline by our chicken coop — I presume pecking through the last seeds still sticking to the tree. They flew away seconds after I registered the colouring and thought “hey, robins!”.
We’ve been harvesting some turkey tail mushrooms — I’ve marinaded some in a jerky sauce and that made an interesting, chewy mushroom jerky.
Anya rescued a frog today. It had rained overnight, and the frog somehow hopped on top of our chicken tractor. It got stuck in the screen that covers the top of the tractor. Anya managed to pick up the frog, and she carried it back to our pond. It hopped out of her hands when they were close to the pond.
I thought I saw a robin yesterday, but I wasn’t able to get a picture of it. Today, though, we were outside working on the nesting boxes and I saw half a dozen robins in one of the trees. We need to make some suet and get the feeders out!
It was warm over the weekend, rained Monday — and, as the temperature dropped, it changed over to ice and snow. The tree branches are all covered in a bit of ice with a lot of snow sticking to the ice. With saplings drooping over and tree boughs pulled down, we have a winter wonderland.
The moon rose tonight as the sun was setting, which produced a beautiful combination of colors.
Another cool mushroom growing in our yard