It’s been a hot, sunny, dry month. Finally, in the last few days, we’ve gotten a little rain and the plants don’t crunch under our feet as much. Fall flowers are blooming and the leaves of the prairie grasses are changing to their fall colors.
It’s been a month of mostly sunny warm days so summer flowers are everywhere.
This is one of our planted prairies with Oxeye, Yellow Coneflower, Mountain Mint and Culver’s Root. Continue reading
June at the farm is a time of lush green leaves, summer flowers, and hundreds of butterflies.
It’s real summer weather now – the mornings are still cool, but the afternoon temperatures are mostly in the 80s and 90s (F).
Everything is so green these days – the early, fresh green of brand new leaves. Continue reading
We finally got rain after weeks of sunny dry weather – at least 2 inches so far. Yesterday, the heavy rain day, we had Grosbeaks, Orioles, Indigo Buntings and many others vying for places at the feeders. I counted 25 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks on and around the feeders at one time. It’s not raining as hard today, so there aren’t as many, but here are two in the nearby tree, waiting their turns. Continue reading
On April 12 – just 15 days ago – we had 12 inches of snow. Beautiful, but bringing us an extra week of winter
The next day was beautiful and sunny with snow everywhere. Continue reading
Spring is really coming now – the air is warmer and the snow has disappeared everywhere except some patches on the north-facing slopes. There are still nights when we get dustings of snow, but they melt away as soon as the temperature rises the next day. Continue reading
Days are longer now, and we’re seeing more sunshine, but the air has been cold and we still have plenty of snow. Continue reading
This last month has been exceptionally gray and cloudy. The local weather folks are saying that this is one of the longest stretches of cloudy weather in January since records have been kept. We were so pleased to see the sun reappear a few days ago! Continue reading
The new year has begun with plenty of cold temperatures, but so far not too much snow. Our icy driveway has made walking more challenging than usual – we wear cleats on our boots. Continue reading