Nature

Chickens and Ducks

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It’s been almost 4 months that we got chicks and ducklings. The ducklings were an impulse buy, they were just too cute! Watching them all grow and have their own personalities has been quite entertaining. There were chicken coops on our property when we bought it so that is one thing we didn’t have to do, although after seeing how attached I became to them and how many birds of prey we have visit our yard my hubby built a large run since we don’t feel comfortable letting them free range. I do want to remodel the inside of the coop now since the ducks are so attached to the chickens they refuse to sleep in their own house now and sleep with the chickens instead. Here are some pictures from day 1 until now. Meet Hilda, Lucy, Ethel, Loretta, Wilma and Betty. And the ducks George (white, she is female) and Maggie.20161210_161101IMAG0328IMAG0353IMAG0468IMAG0497IMAG0505IMAG0592IMAG0549IMAG0706IMAG0744IMAG0763IMAG0835IMAG0846IMAG0877IMAG1210IMAG1256IMAG1499IMAG1551

Nature

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Seeing the wildlife around our home never gets old. We have barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, hawks and several other bird species. We have also seen deer but haven’t had to opportunity to get a picture yet. To sit on our back porch and watch the owls and listen to their calls is amazing.

Country Living

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We have been in our new home for about 7 months. We love it! We have many projects we are working on. 20161119_08232920161026_17021120161026_16391620160918_13133320160918_13133020160918_13114120160918_131048

Mead Botanical Gardens

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It’s been a while since I last posted but I have been exploring some places around town. That’s the good thing about central Florida, there is always something to do. My son and I went here a few weeks ago and it was just awesome. He is 14 and even he loved it. I got a really good close ups of a pileated woodpecker, one of my most favorite birds. They did shy away from us and we spent a lot of time just observing them. P1000992 P1000999 P1010003 P1010001 P1010007 P1010009 P1010013 P1010016 P1010019 P1010034 P1010037 P1010056 P1010069 P1010092