Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Project

On Christmas Day, Grandpére and LittleBirder put together a bird feeder. This is a very cool Christmas present.

The hammer is a present for LittleBirder as well; it came with the kit that Grandpére made.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beloved Orca

Orca, my Berner, is 11½ years old. She loves the snow as much as ever. In the winter, we call her "Orca Icebiter"

Sunday, December 09, 2007


I spotted a kingfisher midafternoon today, on our way to get a Christmas tree. It was perched on the branch of a young tree on the shore of the Huntington River, just where Main Road crosses the River, north of Jubilee Farm.

Seemed late in the year for it? But my sister (the Director of the Birds of Vermont Museum) says no, not necessarily. So cool.

Monday, December 03, 2007

snow for skis

LittleBirder has a snow day today. This rather threw my plans of working off, but we played outside in the snow instead. OK, I did chores: shovelling, bringing in wood. Then he got to try his skiis for the first time!

Things to do on the land...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

warm sweet home

The fire is going in the woodstove -- messages are checked -- the cat is cuddled -- pick up Orca tomrrow or so -- there have been baths -- LittleBirder is tucked into bed -- we've started the propane fireplace (just for extra) -- people have been called so they know we're home safe.

All is snug.