This is basically a post where I throw everything-but-the-kitchen-sink in because I cannot find the time to blog (or shower) lately without Harmon wailing at me. He learned to really holler last week Monday–I mean holler at me (us) with purpose, but also coo at us with purpose & babble loudly at us. It is actually quite awesome, but as he is still not napping much, either, blogging time is nonexistent. This large dump of photos is about the equivalent of four or five posts I planned to write–so here’s your second “photo-heavy” warning!
Our dogs found a rabbit nest near our compost pile (which is roughly 20-30 yards from their kennels) & obliterated it. They, along with our cat Socks, killed several of the bunnies. Coincidentally, we also found a dead adult rabbit in one of our gutter drainage hoses this week (drowned, apparently, in the deluge we received), so perhaps that was the mother. In any case, this bunny was in Sock’s mouth. It is in good shape now & Coralee plans to release it today or tomorrow, down the drive from our homestead (away from our dogs/cats). It may seem really small, but it is the right size to be able to survive on its own, hoping it does.
I have no time to cook/bake lately…again, Harmon is so cute, isn’t he? Ha! I am trying to make really easy dinners. Last night was leftover ham, Irish Soda Bread, hardboiled eggs, cheese, fruit, etc. I ate way too much.Our new cat Prairie (born July 2015–adopted in late summer after I accidentally ran over our female cat, Pepper) was injured by something this week. Big puncture wound in the back of his back right leg. This photo is from before the injury. Racked up a huge vet bill having him treated for it. He is improving, thankfully.Ferdie, our goose, is molting again.
Harmon tagged along a few weeks ago while Coralee monitored one of our Bald Eagle nests.Hard to discern in this photo, but there is an eagle on the nest!
How Harmon birds when it’s freezing & the wind is blowing like a freight train. Seems to happen a lot in Iowa.Bird blind at Ham Marsh in Buchanan County. We saw two Sandhill Cranes on the edge of the prairie pond here–they were bugling very loudly, we could hear them as we came down the trail. Impressive!
Harmon nursing in a bird blind for the first time. #milestone
Lately we’ve done a lot of neat things, I must admit, but it sure takes a lot more planning with Harmon in tow.
Lately is good. Hope your lately is good, too!