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Snowy Day

We finally had our first big snow of the year! Well, big for us. When I was a child, we started having snow here sometimes as early as Halloween. We could count on several inches, at least three if not four times before spring arrived. School was never canceled. Bus drivers drove the parts of ...

DIY Veggie Suet Bird Treats

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

DIY Birdseed Ball Recipe

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

Let It Snow!

It's amazing what a little snow can do to lift your spirits. Its been dark and gloomy for a few days here at Old Home Farm. Then on Sunday morning this week, we got up to softly falling snow! Suddenly it felt like being a kid again. We haven't had much snow here in a few years now, and this was ...

Jake and His Pals

My Jack Russell terrier, Jake, is a happy go lucky type of dog. He seems to make friends everywhere he goes. At home, he has friends that aren't human. Just don't tell them that, they already think that they are.Bogie, my parrot, has been around forever. Ok, ok, I'm exaggerating. Bogie has ...

My Pets

Those who know me know that I have a couple of pets at home, Bogie and Jake. It's hard to imagine an Amazon Red Lorie parrot and a Jack Russell dog would get along with each other. Amazingly, they do.Amazon Red Lorie parrot named Bogie.I've had a few dogs come into my life over the years. The ...

The Old Bird Feeder

There's an old bird feeder that sits just a few feet away from my kitchen window. It was built from scrap pieces of wood and shingles about 20 years ago. It's seen better days and really needs to be replaced.Photo by Fotolia/kelenyThe wild birds, however, don't seem to mind. They flock to it ...

Animals in the Yard

While in the backyard the other evening, I had company. Fireflies. I remember as a child running around Grandma and Grandpa Boone's backyard. If some of my cousins were there with me, one of us would have a Mason or Ball canning jar with a lid. We would all be running around like crazy trying ...

Daily Walks

I took Jake, my Jack Russell terrier, for a walk a few days ago. On our evening walk, I had the chance to listen to a very beautiful sound, the sound of frogs. Between the first sounds of frogs and the cherry blossoms blooming, this is the best part of spring, right along with planting my ...

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