Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Today certainly is a windy one on the Island but the sun was out and i got a chance to go for a walk to Northern Light and look at the waves rolling in. Christmas eve our power went out in the morning due to rain and heavy winds and of course the turkey was in the oven almost done so i finished cooking it the pioneering way and wrapped it in tinfoil in the roaster and put it on the wood stove. Cooked like a charm. Did the dressing patties this way also. The power came back on at 12 and we pulled off our Christmas eve turkey dinner. From my family to yours i hope everyone has safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holly Berries

On Tuesday i went down pond cove to look for some Canada Holly berries to trim our bird tree with. As i drove down gull rock road i could see in the swampy areas red berries brightly showing up against the brown and dull background. They are so lovely to see this time of the year. As i collected some i decided to go down to pond cove and inspect the wildlife there. As i walked towards the beach i noticed two turkey vultures and 3 bald eagles flying in the air. As i got closer i found out the reason why there was a feeding frenzy there, two grey seals had washed up on the beach. Also flying around in the area was snow buntings.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas tree for the birds!

Yesterday my nephew and i trimmed a Christmas tree for the birds. We took some pine cones and painted peanut butter on them and rolled them in bird seed. The star was made of popcorn, and we placed it on the tree outside the library. One of the lessons i was going to do with the westport school was tree identification and a scavenger hunt so they can tell what is a good Christmas tree and what is not (example cat spruce.) Unfortunately they cut down a little Christmas tree for the library (it was a cat spruce). So we decided to use it anyway outside for the birds. We will also be placing some holly berries on as well.