Sunday, October 28, 2018

First snow-fall

Winter has arrived at Fox Grove.
Well, not really but it sure looks like it.
The snow fell all night and is still falling as I post this.

This chickadee is one from this spring and she looks a bit bewildered right now.
She was soon fed and on her way but only after a fight broke out at the feeder.
They are all pretty anxious to find their food source for the cold months ahead.
They have nothing to worry about...I will keep them fed.

This might be Wilson's second fall/winter.
We really don't know how old he is...perhaps a year, year and a half.
He was found starving at a feed mill last spring.
Watching the birds in the maple.
He's showing off his long tail.

Before the snow fell I was starting to train this years'  birds to eat from my hand.
This will take some time but they will begin to trust.
It's a pretty cool feeling to have their feet on your hand.

These two :)
Annie can get pretty fed up with Wilson at times.
I think she would like to squish him completely but little does she know he actually loves any attention he can get.
He's a real love-bug.

It looks like we are at the end of beautiful Autumn.
All my mums are dying and soon there will not be a flower anywhere.

The old outhouse on our property has been here for 100 years. It has been moved three times and not used for probably 40 years now.
I keep it clean and decorated as it has become quite a conversation piece for visitors.
I have placed an insulated box inside the old outhouse for a needy critter when the cold weather arrives. We had insulation left over from the construction so it is packed in well.
Last year something went in to find warmth and pulled all the paper down to make a nest. Poor thing.
I was determined that would not happen again this year. If it comes back it will think it was at the Ritz.
A warm and cozy box will get it through the hard times.

photo taken in September
I hope everyone is enjoying the end of beautiful autumn.
Have a peaceful Sunday everyone.

be kind,


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall at Fox Grove

It sure looks like Fall here.
And no matter how many scare-crows we have
(aren't they scary. :-)

We still have lots of crows. 

We celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend.
Any excuse for a party, the fairies think.
I baked a favorite apple cake for the dinner
and we celebrated with our family at my son and daughter-in-laws beautiful country home.

l to r...daughter Allie, son John, retired-guy, all the grandittles, son-in-law Mike, daughter Jess and the hostess with the mostest daughter-in-law Brittany.

and Nana bribed the little ones with goody bags so I could get them to sit still for the camera.
It works every-time.
lol grand-son Bradley likes to goof around.
l to r-Gwynn, Riley, Gus, Tenley and Brad.

And we can't leave Cooper out.
He is always ready to pose for the camera.
2 smug characters.

It was our 'second-helping' weekend
and today we are pretty lazy. 

I hope all my Canadian friends had a Happy Thanksgiving.

be kind, Deb