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My Careless Little Friends

My Careless Little Friends

Photo © Jason Rich/Dreamstime.com. Exciting things are always happening to other people. They get to hold chickadees, touch grackles, make pets of fawns…the list could go on and on. But these...

A Squirrelly Visitor

A Squirrelly Visitor

Red squirrel. Photo © Dreamstime.com. It was a balmy Wednesday afternoon when I dressed in hunting garb, took my crossbow, and started through the back field to the tree stand.Once there, I climbed...

Turkina

Turkina

Wild Turkey hen. Photo © Linda Lombardo/Dreamstime.com. My nephew and I were in the field behind our old house, when suddenly he pointed up the field and asked, “What’s that?”I looked in the...

A Fiery Ball

A Fiery Ball

In August, Dad decided to take the family to Cherry Springs Park in Pennsylvania, which has the darkest night sky east of the Mississippi River. We ventured out with food, binoculars, tents, our...

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...

A Hen’s “Mousey” Morsel

A Hen’s “Mousey” Morsel

One evening as I started my chores, I suddenly heard a persistent, high-pitched “SQUEAK…SQUEAK.” Was it a mouse? Photo © Nimkittikul/Dreamstime.com I quickly peered in the direction of the sound....

No Fish Tale

No Fish Tale

Spring was on the calendar and in the air. Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear blue skies beckoned winter-weary children of all ages outdoors to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. River...