Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mr. Cardinal!

This is the male cardinal who's been hanging around our house this summer. There is also a female cardinal, but we haven't been able to take a photo of her yet.

As you may have noticed, my blog posting has been slowing down a bit, and I will being slowing down even more as we approach fall and winter. It gets to be a super busy time for me.
Have a great wednesday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

MEGA Trail Camera Update!!!!!!

WOW! This is so exciting but super scary! This is the greatest amount of animals we've ever caught on the trail camera!!! IN JUST 3 DAYS!!!!

We've had another visit from the cat!
AND a coyote or brushwolf of some sort!

Some happy deer :)
A Skunk!
And a big, beautiful raccoon!
Wasn't that EXCITING?! Have an excellent Monday, everyone!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chip-Munkin' around!

Around 30 minutes ago, I spotted this chipmunk outside and since we haven't seen many of them this year, I knew I had to get a photo of him for my blog! I tried to gain his trust by giving him some bread and just talking to him about random things. After a few minutes, he climbed up into this bush and I got this photo of him! CUTE! Have a wonderful day!
P.S., I HIGHLY suggest clicking on the photo! You can see the chipmunk so much better!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fun photo Friday!

I was taking a photo of my shadow for fun, and Eve happened to step in the photo! Even though it didn't turn out the way I expected it to, somehow the photo now looks absolutely perfect! <3
Penny is so beautiful! This picture I snapped of her today is going to be my new desktop wallpaper! Have a nice evening!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I love this picture of a hummingbird my best friend took for my blog! They are so cute!
Have a nice afternoon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's that time of year again!

Around this time of year, the flying ants emerge form their nests--ICK! Here's a snapshot of a bunch of them on our sidewalk! The red ants didn't like them too well. They were all over that patch of grass! (See the neighboring grass & leaves for more ants)

It's a Panther! No-It's a cat! Wait, it's a

Bunch of CROWS??? We caught these rascals on the trail camera yesterday. I was so hoping for another raccoon picture or another picture of that cat! Oh well!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bella gets a bath!

Bella got a bath today! Doesn't she look beautiful now?? She was so well-behaved the whole time! <3 <3

And later on, we took Bella for a walk and found the chickens down in the pine trees by the road! Marshmallow looks like she's saying "Oh, did I get down here?....I never get in trouble mom....."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fun at the Fair!

Today we went to the Carlton County Fair in Barnum, MN! The weather actually cooperated this year! It was only 71 degrees today-- perfect for a fair! As much fun as it was, when we got home, we were all SLUGS! All that walking around really gets to a person! Anyways, enjoy these photos!
They had rabbits on a table that you could go and pet--I immediately flocked to that table, of course! :)
A look inside an old Schoolhouse on display at the fair.
An old school bus next to the Schoolhouse.
A cute little church also on display at the fair.
A few of the cows in the Cow Barn!
Some of the GORGEOUS chickens in the poultry barn! <3
I thought this Barred Rock was absolutely beautiful!! I wish I had one! <3 <3

Have a nice evening!
I caught this little guy by surprise this morning out by the coop! Isn't he cute??

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Evening Extravaganza!

The sky was lit up so beautifully last night! And the temperature was absolutely perfect! Now, that's a Minnesota summer evening! (Finally!)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Meet Celia!

This is Celia, one of our two cats. We rescued her from a shelter a few years back. She's a real sweetie!

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


This is Bella, our terrier-hound mix of some sort! :) She's a real sweetie, and loves to explore!

"Aw, Kathy, do you have to take another picture of me??"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet Chocolate!

This is Chocolate, a beautiful Partridge Cochin! She is really sweet and very docile. <3

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trail Cam Pic 8/16/11

We caught this little fella on the trail camera this morning! Pretty, isn't he? I just hope he wasn't behind the deaths of the two chickens we lost recently!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Do You See What I See?

We found this little guy while walking Bella, our dog. She went off the trail and stopped directly over this little cutie. We pulled her away before she could do any harm to him. We suspect there were more in the area, Bella got really anxious around that part of the trail. Happy Monday! -Kathy.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Here are some photos from the MARVELOUS fireworks at last night's Duluth Huskies game!

We got an awesome view from behind home plate! (YEAH BABY!)

By the way, the Huskies won!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday update

This is Marshmallow, a Light Sussex, and Sandy, my sweet little Buttercup!
Penny says Hi! :D
These are the roses we are growing in our front yard. They've finally shot up and have blossomed into beautiful works of art! <3
I'll have some photos to post tomorrow morning of a Duluth Huskies game we are attending tonight! Since this is their last game of the season, there will be fireworks, which means perfect photo opportunities for me! (YAY!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two more Pictures on the Trail Camera!

We caught another photo of the Bombay cat on our trail camera! We also got another photo of a coyote that's been hanging around here! It's exciting but I also feel it's kinda scary!

More Flowers!

Here are a few more photos of her flower garden!

I'm Back!

Hello Readers! I was away for two days helping a relative move out of her old house and into her new townhome! Since it was my last time there, I knew I had to bring my camera and take some great snapshots of her flower gardens! I'll post more later, but this is one picture I HAVE to share with you all right now!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Meet Sandy!

This is Sandy, a Sicilian Buttercup we hatched ourselves. She's a real sweetheart, but she's quite JUMPY!

Hailstorm Update!

The photo of my hand holding the piece of hail was on 2 different newscasts last night!!! They said my name and everything! I'm still so excited! :) Today's photo will be up sometime later today!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Only about 30 minutes ago, a rather violent hailstorm made its way through the Duluth area! I got some pretty good pictures after the storm passed! Thank goodness all 7 chickens were hiding safely in the coop during the storm! No matter what anybody says, chickens are not stupid! And I just emailed these photos to Justin Liles, a local weatherman, and I got a reply saying thanks for the photos! They will probably be on the air tonight! I'm so psyched!!!!