Working On The Farm

For whatever reason I have lost the interest to photograph this winter. Instead I have been working on the farm. Clearing out years of junk in our old pole barn. Tearing down an the barn and old falling down goat shed. Pretty much with just a crowbar.

I finally have them all on the ground and sorted in piles of old barn lumber and tin. Much will need to be burned some can be cut up on to useable parts for future projects. Such as one raised bed for herbs I already put together with the “Little Womens” help.

Not sure if I might wake up tomorrow and have regained the want to for photography or what? At the present time I think I will continue to clean up the old place. Lots of ditches full of junk needing cleaned up. Old fencing fallen down and overgrown. I guess just feel as if I need to do this now while I am still able to do all the physical work required. So check back later if you have time to see if my desire has returned to capture the natural world hear abouts. Thank You for your time and stopping by…

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Mostly Rebuilding At One Eagles Nest

Been busy, not getting out much to photograph. Did get out yesterday morning. The eagles were busy too repairing the nest that had the upper half blown out by the storm as the tornado passed nearby. Will be busy as well for the next week with Christmas, so will not post again until around New Years. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year until next time…

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Move Forward And Rebuild

I visited a nest that was damaged in the high winds. Not directly in the tornado path, still receiving a large loss of the top half to almost two thirds of the nest. I was only there a short while but one eagle brought grass in. The mate flying in shortly after. They then flew out and mated on a branch by the lake. Accept and move on it seemed their actions might suggest. My little woman asked the kids and grandkids if the gifts we would have spent on them could be given to purchase needs for those struck by the tornado. They agreed so my wife and youngest daughter purchased and delivered needed items the day before. My wife and I assisted one of her cousins in covering the end of their house that lost a garage and breezeway to cover one end of the house that had part of the roof destroyed. Patching together the trusses and one wall and covering with metal from the destroyed garage and tarps. I am happy to report how all the folks there just accepted what happened and worked together to move on. Not hearing one complaint…

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Pic below from November 15th last time I visited this nest.

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Missed Us By A Mile

The path of the monstrous tornado missed out place by one mile. We only lost a sheet of roofing of a goat house. One large tree blew down on power lines over the road that runs along our property, one wire broken. We lost power and water. Still had heat as we use gas. The water was resupplied the next day Saturday under boil water order.  Yesterday when they attempted the first time to restore power the line on the ground back the road caught our field on fire. Luckily I had been working at the shop where the fire was headed. The tractor was out and I jumped on it and back drug the edge of the fire with the loader which put the fire out.  My wife had called the fire department and they showed up quickly and put out the fire on the edge of the road and in the ditch. We were fortunate again. We still do not have internet but got power back last night. My wife and daughter went to the library and borrowed a hot spot thing and this will allow us to have internet for the two week loan period. The devastation to our area and the state where these tornadoes hit is almost unbelievable. The one tornado that just missed us started in Arkansas and after passing us went on to Bowling Green about a two hour drive from our home. The amount of destruction and loss of homes, will take a long long time to recoup from. I did go out for and hour and photograph this morning. By the time the sun came up I went home as the importance of taking pictures of the eagles seemed to lose importance to me right now.

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Wednesdays Catch

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