Hey There

Hey There

Hey There

Hey there! I’m still here, and I’m grateful that you are as well. Thanks for sticking around while I write this book. This is good timing for me to be quiet here. There’s not much going on at this little homestead in the woods. It’s still snowing. There’s still a foot of snow in the woods. It’s still winter here though I can finally feel spring coming.

The deer are leaving the woods to browse on patches of bare ground. One day last week Taylor and I were on our way to town, and I commented on the bare ground, something we don’t have here. “Some day we’ll say ‘remember when we went to Township and there was brown grass and it was soooo beautiful?'” She replied, “MUM! Don’t get so into yourself,” or something like that. It was hilarious. Ok, I thought it was funny. Maybe she didn’t.

hey there, whitetail, yearlingTurkeys are strutting in open fields. Hunting season opens May 1 and people are talking about where they’ll be on opening day. I hope I’m not in a snow bank. That’s my whole big plan so far – go where there isn’t snow, if we still have snow. I love seeing the toms strutting around, and the sound of a gobble makes me stop in my tracks to listen.

Is That Spring I Hear?

The spring birds are coming back. A red winged black bird was first, then a grackle, then robins, a merlin and now the purple finches. Merlin! Did that get your attention? It got mine when I found it trying to fly away with a still alive-and-kicking blue jay. I’ve been listening for woodcock but haven’t heard them yet. I’m eager for their return but also hope they’re a little late since we still have all this snow. Ducks, geese and loons are back. Most are in town where there’s open water in the St. Croix flowage. Out here, they’re finding a little less ice in streams each day.

hooded merganser, hen drake, spring, winter, hey there
common goldeneye, ducks, Maine, hey there
wood duck nesting box, woodie, nest box, duck, wild duck, grand lake stream, hey there
So, hey there! What’s new with you? Anything exciting? Let me live vicariously through you. Tell me something! 🙂




6 thoughts on “Hey There

  1. Canada Geese are home where they belong, but I haven’t seen a robin or a finch as yet (though almost all of our snow is finally gone except for some random piles).

  2. HI Robin! I know how you feel.. I have not been as active with my blog in the last month. There is so much going on. I was able to go on a great clay shoot today, but the winds kicked up and it was not easy!!! The weather has been so crazy with wild storms and wind- but that is Spring!!

  3. Still some snow way down here in Lewiston. I’m getting spring fever in a huge way and can’t wait to go to one of my favorite nurseries and pick up some dahlias to try again this year (last year’s experiment didn’t go so well–I planted them too late). I’m a novice gardener and I made a lot of costly mistakes last year, so I want to be more targeted and careful this time. I’m pining to see some early spring bulbs come up. I planted snow drops and thought I might see something by now, but our snow cover has been too heavy so far. Everything’s going to be later this year. Sigh. Hope the writing is going well!

  4. Hi Robin,
    I found your article in the Maine Woodlands Publication about your experience with trail cameras. I happen to be an authorized dealer for Browning Trail Cameras and was a vendor at the 37th State of Maine Sportsmen’s Show this past weekend in Augusta (which is where I picked up the publication). I have 60 acres in the Fryeburg area of Maine and keep my cameras around the woodlot all year round. I have acquired some unique photos of all kinds of wildlife in my area. I have an Instagram account under my company name of CamoCamPics. If you are on Instagram, please feel free to join my account and enjoy the photos and videos I have acquired from my trail cameras. I also have a WordPress site, but I have to say I have been lacking on keeping it up to date. I enjoyed your article and your latest WordPress blog. I will check in occasionally when I have a moment to see what is going on in your neck of the woods.

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