A fresh snowfall was an opportunity to observe some of habits of the more elusive wildlife that share our country home.
We just experienced some very confused weather at our country home. The week prior saw daily highs in the range of -15℃ with a wicked wind chill on top. Then this past week opened… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/following-tracks-snow/
Way back in the summer when peaches were in season, I had made a peach pie filling. We enjoyed eating that pie; a taste of summer in January.
Peach Pie: Crust and Filling In the midst of an unseasonably cold stretch of weather in early January I happened to be looking into our pantry and spied some jars of peach pie… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/recipes/slice-summer-january-peach-pie/
We've wanted bluebirds to use our nest boxes for years and finally discovered the reason (and the solution) for why they weren't.
Way back as a youngster, I was fascinated by bluebirds. Well, any kind of bird, actually. I roamed about the woods, swamps, and fields searching for bird nests and built up a… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/welcoming-bluebirds-our-country-home/