Porcupine Climbing a Tree Video
Common Goldeneye Drakes Trying to Impress the Hens:
The displays that males do to gain a female’s attention are impressive. Some, will even make you laugh out loud when you witness them for the first time.
Even though this posting is mainly on mallards, we have plenty of ducks that breed in Wisconsin. Below is a video of common goldeneye drakes trying to flatter the hens.
I always tell my daughter when the ducks are doing what I call the, “The Pick me! Pick me! Dance.” It is the one thing that I think she enjoys watching. Otherwise, birds are not her cup of tea.
Unless I can assure her that there is going to be a good, WWE Smackdown goose fight. Then, she would be right there watching with me. Never heard someone laugh so hard over geese fighting in all my life. She is a barrel of laughs.
Blue Jay Birds
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 such a dork. Welcome to my backyard, where I’m greeting you with a wonky camera angles and random ideas 🙂 I’m random at times, I tell you. Rannnnnndom.
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.
As Requested – The video instructions for the marble necklaces. This was my first how to video and I’m almost embarrassed by the video quality back then compared to today. Can suffer through it? Read the post here.
Give new meaning to the term cupcake! Use plastic cups to package your cupcakes in to decorate and to safely transport them to your destination. Great for adding that special touch for bake sales.
Printable Tag In PDF Form:
Chocolate Heart Pattern for Cupcakes
Acrylic Paint and Glass Bulb Christmas Ornament
I have been making these glass ornaments for years. Both as gifts to give away and also to sell at craft fairs. I found them to be easy projects that my children enjoyed doing.
Personally, I liked the price. Even at full price the bulbs cost $4.99 for 12. I have never personally paid full price. I wait for a half off sale or until the end of the season. Last year, I was able to get 6 boxes at a whopping 25 cents a box.
The acrylic paints we have keep doubling each year. The small amount of paint left over from additional craft projects through the year, find a home with this project.
It is a simple, less than 5 minute per bulb. It is the drying time of 2-3 days that makes the project seem to last longer.
This is one of my favorite snacks to make for school bake sales. I normally make it up in school colors in clear Cello Bags. It is very simple and economical to make!
The recipe was also warmly accepted by my sons football team as a quick snack after games.
You can double the sugar mixture if you would like the popcorn to be completely covered.
I tested a new way to clean my burner pans and stove top burner rings. For the most part, I have to say this works pretty well.
9 Cups Water
2 C White Sugar
4 Black Tea Bags
1 (12oz) Can Frozen Lemonade
1 (12oz) Frozen Can Of Orange Juice
1 1/2-3 Cups Of Brandy
Ice Cream Pail w/Cover
Liquid and Solid Measure Cup
Measure out 9 cups of water and 2 Cups of white sugar and place into pot on stove top. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove pot from heat. Place 4 black tea bags into the sugar water mixture. Let steep for 5-10 minutes. Until the water becomes a rich color. Remove tea bags with slotted spoon.
Written instructions here.
I was asked if I could make a video on how to prepare garden beets. I generally only make them one way. It is the preferred method our family enjoys. So my video will concentrate on this method