Friday, May 27, 2011

The Ospreys are back!

The Osprey are back! There was a pair of Geese nesting in the Osprey nest but they have had their babies and moved on. Now it's the Ospreys turn. They are working hard on rebuilding their nest. We had a crazy windstorm a week or so ago that damaged roofs, blew down trees and destroyed some nests.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Steller's Jay's are back!

I have some very beautiful noisy visitors lately.
The Steller's Jays are back. I look forward to their return every year.
They are gorgeous birds. Very vocal, they let you know when they arrive.

You know it's Spring when you wake up to the birds singing every morning!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

R.I.P. Alan! Love you forever.

Rest In Peace Alan Gerdes! We will love you forever! 
We can hear you laughing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thank you Mike Rowe for your testimony to The Senate Commerce Committee!

Our friend Thomas who handcrafts his own one of a kind knives.

Thank you Mike Rowe for giving a voice to so many hard working Americans.
Mike Rowe's Oral Testimony To The Senate Commerce Committee.

We appreciate all the hard workers who make the world go round.
With out the plumbers we wouldn't have running water.
With out the construction workers we would have no homes and buildings. With out the Recyclers our landfills would be overloaded.
My husband Randy is a jack of all trades. He's worked hard his whole life. He loves learning new things and is willing to do what it takes keep a roof over our heads and put food on the table. Randy has experienced many jobs including: test driving cars for Ford, granite fabricator and installation (yikes, hard on the body) mechanic, landscaper, route truck driver for a rendering plant (he had to pick up dead animals) and much more.

Everyone and all the different jobs are needed. The respect needs to be brought back to the hard working human being and they need to be paid well for their hard work.

Do you have a hard worker in your life you would like to salute and share a picture of?
Join us in our Incredible Creatures BlogFrog Community and do just that!

I've always been a fan of the show Dirty Jobs. Maybe it's because I find Mike Rowe rather hot. Maybe it's because my dad was a hard worker. An airplane mechanic for over twenty years in the Marines. He could build a house from the ground up or completely disassemble and reassemble an automobile engine.
My husband Randy has always been a jack of all trades. He's a hands on learner. If he has the supplies and time to learn a new trade/skill he will. Some of his skills came out of necessity during the last 25 years of our marriage. There would be times where a house repair was needed and calling in a professional was not an option. Why call a professional if he could figure it out himself. laugh
Back to Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe recently testified before The Senate Commerce Committee about our country's relationship with manufacturing, hard work and skilled labor.
Awesome speech! Thank you Mike Rowe for honoring and bringing attention to the need of more skilled workers.
Mike spoke from the heart. After reading Mikes article please share a picture and praise for someone in your life who is a hard worker!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Clark Fork River Is Getting Close To Flooding.

The Clark Fork River
is getting close to flood stage.
Luckily we live on higher ground and we are not in any flood danger.
There is usually a sandy beach right here we can swim or fish from.
It will return when the high waters recede.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Like Snakes?

Our Ball Python is growing like crazy lately. She was very active this winter, not sleeping as much as in the past. Do you have a snake? If so what kind? Do you play with your snake?
What's your snakes food of choice?
Our snake loves rats. I personally can't watch her eat anymore. I know she has to eat to live so I make sure she is properly fed but, my husband watches her eat for safety issues. I become to attached to quickly to the cute little mice and rats!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How's your garden growing?

The weathers warming up and it's planting time. I finally was able to plant spinach, lettuce and peas this past weekend. I'm looking forward to visiting the Farmer's Market this weekend.

How's your planting going? Is the weather cooperating?

Please remember to garden responsibly. What you put on your plants washes down in the earth and into the water supply. It all matters.

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