Audio file of blue jay calls, written facts and photography.
Want to know what a male bird looks like? A female? How about what a blue jay birds nest looks like? How many eggs are laid or how long it takes for the eggs to hatch?
The video can answer those questions and a few additional ones. Plus, hear the calls of blue jay birds in the woods. This way you can identify that they are near to see if you can spot them when you are out for a walk.
I’m in love with warbler birds! This is a yellow warbler bird feeding her young. If you want to read a little about warblers I have a few posts in the photography section. This one might be the best place to start.
You can findred-tailed hawks in every eco-system there is. This raptor will hunt down voles, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, and squirrels. You can find them sitting high in trees and on telephone poles watching for motion on edges of fields. Once the hawk spots its prey it will swoop down and pick it up.
It is common to see red-tailed hawks visit a backyard because of the selection of feeding birds available.
If you would like to get a good feel for what the red-tailed hawk looks and sounds like, by watching the short 20-second video.
It was a cold and rainy day today. The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.
In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring. I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring. After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.
Garlic is neither a spice or an herb. It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions. I use garlic in just about all my dishes. Growing it is enjoyable and simple.
To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.
This birdseed ornament recipe is simple! Just follow the recipe and the next day you have sweet treat for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.
4 cups birdseed 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup hot water 1 package unflavored gelatin 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
When you are having a party and you forget to ask everyone to bring chairs – it is good luck when you find that your neighbor Beth is throwing out all her gross and nasty plastic ones. Here is a simple way I made them look like new! Costing only time. Thanks Beth – you saved MY butt 🙂
This is how I germinate my seeds in the spring. I like to recycle materials whenever I can. I have been rolling newspaper into seeding pots and using milk jugs as mini greenhouses for years. Recycling Newspaper and Milk Jugs in The Garden allows me to grab everything I need in my kitchen.
Before I used this process, I can say I didn’t have much luck germinating seeds and growing a seedling past 2″ tall.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Than I can bet that a video is worth more. Enjoy!!
In the late summer and early fall, when your flowers and plants go to seed or develop seed heads happens to be the perfect time to break out your brown paper bags and start collecting your seed for next year.