2021

Tree Fruits

Tree Fruits

Photo © Dreamstime.com. When are the two best times to plant a fruit tree? The best time was ten years ago! The second best time is this spring or fall, depending on your climate.If you want to...

Bold Bighorns

Bold Bighorns

Baby Bighorn Sheep was only a few days old, but already he was able to follow along beside his mother. Even when only hours old and weighing just 10 pounds (4.5 kg), he could stand and walk. Now, as...

Building a Horse & Wagon Flower Planter

Building a Horse & Wagon Flower Planter

When I first saw the article about the flower planter contest, right away I started thinking about what my project was going to be. I thought about making a horse and wagon, and I decided to try...

Exploring Nature, December 2021

Exploring Nature, December 2021

December through March is an especially good time to watch for Northern lights.Christmas Bird Counts are occurring this month.Make bird treats, and maintain feeding stations.Plan for and provide...

The Sparrows’ Mobile Home!

The Sparrows’ Mobile Home!

“Did you know,” Grandpa asked, “that in my truck there is a nest of birds?”“What!?” I replied. “I hope they are okay.”“Oh, yes, yes. They are just fine. The papa and mama birds have put them in...

Whoo-oo’s in the Net?

Whoo-oo’s in the Net?

Eastern Screech-Owl. Photo © Glenda Newswanger. Sammy Screech-Owl glided on silent wings through the dark night. His stomach growled in anticipation of a fresh meal. His sharp ears caught the...

Whoo-oo’s in the Barn?

Whoo-oo’s in the Barn?

Barn Owls. Photo © Laurence Kreider family. This year Daddy started renting a deserted barn just down the road from us. One time when we peeked into the old silo, we saw a Barn Owl sitting at the...