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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cannabalism 2

videoThis film shows the male swallowing whole, three connected bones from the wing of a baby owl. The female isn't visible. The male hasn't flown away much with plenty to eat.

Cannabalism 1

videoThe morning after the chicks died, the parents began eating them. The literature says that cannabalism is common with barn owls. It is still early in the mating season and we expect another batch of eggs. Stay tuned. Ed

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby owl death

The blizzard on the 18th of February left the parents challenged to find sufficient food for four hungry mouths. By Saturday night, the babies were dead. This film isn't too pleasant but I have been told that they will commence the whole process all over again. The season is still young. Stay tuned; Ed
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

4 owls babies! 2-19-11

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2-18-11 Snow storm of the decade

Howdy y'all; In the last 24 hours, weve had 1-2 feet of snow. Sure's pretty. Stay tuned; Ed





Chickens riding out the storm

In the last 24 hours we had 1-2 feet of snow. We are fortunate that we created a dry area under the chicken coop. It is the only place they will be able to go for the next few days. Stay tuned; Ed


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rototilling in a blizzard


I bet that we were the only folks in the Carson Valley rototilling during the blizzard on the 16th of February. It was so dusty in there that we had to pressurize the irrigation system and get a hose going. What fun!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spring wake up baby tortoises


They've been asleep under the rocks for several months. They were thirsty. This is our version of ground hog day.

Beams are ready 2-5-11


We've gone through many gallons of linseed oil and paint thinner. All the important beams have been located. We actually found code letters on several so we know exactly where they go. The rest are like a big puzzle to be teased out. Spring is close and all these beams are going out to the foundation to be assembled laying on the ground. Stay tuned. Ed