My unofficial benchmark date for arrival of the swallows of the 15th of May was only off by a few hours this year. Saw the first pairs of swallows yesterday in the high winds that were forcing us into a red flag alert as far as starting outside fires.
No signs of nesting yet but two days ago I heard the first Robin fledglings so they have produced the next generation in less than two weeks.
6/2/14 I had seen two of my 24 unit swallow condo being entered and had hopes that they were nesting. Apparently they were just stealing hay. At least 50 actives nests are buzzing with activity in the banks but there is no interest in the manufactured nests.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One of our older more independent large white cows #5, went to the far corner of the alder patch to deliver a large white bull #38. Probably happened yesterday because if it hadn't been for the brush I would not have caught him. He bellered and mom got right in my face and stomped and threw dirt around and did everything but run over me. Good start to a light rainy day.
5/30/15 #5 Died with a breach presentation.