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    Easy DIY Bird toy: Using Recyclables

    Easy DIY Bird Toy using Recyclables. If your a parrot owner like me. Then your always looking for, easy bird toy ideas using recyclables. Over the years of buying parrot toys. I have saved left over ropes, chains and other pieces from older toys. Re- making them into new ones with other recyclable items. One of my African Grey’s favorite homemade toys happens to be made from pizza box tops. He loves chewing on the cardboard after he’s eaten something to clean his beak. It also helps to keep him busy and his beak in healthy condition. This is one of the easiest DIY Bird toy your going to make…

  • You are looking at calendula flower petals infused olive oil.
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    How to Make Infused Oils: 3 Ways

    Have you ever wondered how to make infused oils? I’m going to share with you 3 ways in which you can infuse oil. Two methods involve hot oil infusion. The other technique is cold oil infusion. Either of these work just fine. It’s all going to depend on what you’re going to do with your infused oils and how much time you want to spend on the process. You may be asking yourself: “what can I infuse”, “why would I want to infuse”, and “what kind of oils can I use”? I will help answer these questions down below! First of all, when infusing oils, I prefer to use dried…

  • You are looking at a little red fox pecking through some brush right in front of my camera.
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    Red Fox Pups, cups or kits

    Red Fox Pups, also known as cups or kits. Three of them in fact, with the mom not to far off. I happened to be taking a walk this afternoon and noticed an adult fox on the road side. As I walked closer she stopped and looked at me for quite sometime. She then ran off into the near by woods. I didn’t think to much about it, but was very happy to have seen her. As I walked along down the road getting closer to the area she had been standing, I noticed some movement in the bushes. I stopped and looked through my camera and zoomed in. To…

  • You are looking at the May Moon: 12.2% Waxing Crescent.
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    Mays Moon: Waxing Crescent 12.2%

    Mays Moon: Waxing Crescent 12.2% If you look to the right of the moon. You’ll notice a faint white dot, that dot is Mars. That far off planet just happened to be bright enough, to be photographed with the moon Tuesday night. It’s been two months since I’ve seen the moon. It’s either been to cloudy, rainy or I was to busy. So it was nice to get to see my favorite photography subjects. The Mays Moon has several names. Full Flower Moon, because the flowers begin to bloom. It’s also been called the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon. Either way they all seem appropriate for the month…

  • Bird's of a Feather Flock Together. In this case two Sandhill Cranes with a Crow watching over them.
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    Birds of a Feather Who Flock Together

    Birds of a feather who flock together. Early spring is one of my favorite times of the year to watch and photograph the migrating birds. There are over 230 species of birds that migrate here every year. Many of them stop by at a corn field just up the hill from my property. This is where I spend hours watching and photographing these amazing birds. We are often visited by sandhill cranes, crows, ducks, geese, turkeys, and great blue herons. Sadly, they will move on to their nesting grounds in a few weeks and the fields will become empty. Rightfully so, as the farmers will need their fields back to…