Last week, I spent an afternoon in the old apple orchard to check out the bird nesting scene. The cows found this fascinating….
The house wrens nesting on our yurt porch chose this morning, the 4th of July, to shoo their young ones out of the nest.
With all the rain over the last few weeks and the challenges of getting the summer garden in, I’ve been grateful for food that sprouts with no effort on my […]
On our Northeast Oregon property, we have an old house that’s rotting. It has little historic or architectural value, so we’ve been leaning towards tearing it down. Then my nephew, Gerek, found the bat in the closet….
At night out here, coyotes yip and owls hoot. By day, hawks and rattlesnakes patrol the canyons. More elusive predators – cougars, bears, bobcats, maybe even wolves – are probably […]
It was the howling and yipping of coyotes on the edge of the Grande Ronde canyon a few years ago that confirmed for me a need to get closer to the wild….