A wildflower for Leontien Vandelaar of Four Leaf Clover Dairy . She is a fellow blogger who has been putting up a courageous fight against cancer. Mrs. T has beaten back the Big C twice and now it's your turn Leontien. We send our best wishes and prayers.
Ray and Barb Troutbirder
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
In an amazing series of coincidences over a two year period, I listed three "lifers" located in the margins of a tiny farm pond near Preston, Minnesota. Preston lies in Fillmore county which happens to be the only county in The Land of 10,000 Lakes ( actually over 14 thousand) without a lake. Last year there was a Glossy Ibis far from its home range in southern Florida. And a white winged scoter also out of range.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It was early spring a couple of years ago and I had made every effort to get my big puppy Baron to water retrieve. He wasn't at all keen about diving into fast running trout streams. A local deserted State Park with a nice sandy beach finally did the trick .... sort of. He made some nice retrieves till he got back to shore, whereupon he attacked the stick relentlessly. Pawing, biting and barking at it. As near as I could figure he must have thought it was a snake. GSD's are known for their intellignece. Sure!