Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nature Points All Over!

We are lush with wildlife lately at Aagaard Farms! Aside from watching the swallows get organized, we've been enjoying hummingbirds, a large group of little yellow finches have taken up residence in the big, old spruce trees by the house and baby robins seem to be everywhere (except when one has the camera)! We had the pleasure of watching two mourning dove babies have their first foray out of the nest and the little squirrel is getting quite bold about chattering at us as we sit on the patio. Last night, it was a symphony of frogs down by the dugout. And yesterday, when Farmer Man went to let the chickens out at dawn, a deer was calmly munching the grass right beside the coop! Sparrows, finches and chickadees seem to be having a sing-off every morning; and then, of course, the magpie babies add their raucous squawk! Oh, yes, and the veggies are growing - we'll get back to them soon!


  1. Ooh, yellow finches! That would be lovely. We have what I refer to as 'strawberry finches' here, nesting, but I know common names can be confusing. 'House' finch, perhaps.
    Glad to find you on Blotanical! Alice
    aka Bay Area Tendrils

  2. Those little mourning doves look adorable. There must be something about chicken coops and deer lately. I fed the chickens last week, and a few feet up the adjacent hillside...not just a doe...but a doe with TWINS! It's definitely spring!

  3. I love this time of year for all the creatures - but especially babies! I haven't seem any fawns this year - a big disappointment!