Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Video - Birdwatching in May

Now that May has come and gone(almost) the Feeders are really starting to pick up with all kinds of great activity.

Birdwatching on the Farm from goldentouchfarm on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spectacular bird watching!

This Spring has been great for bird watching. We have enjoyed the wild turkeys on a daily basis in our pastures and in the yard. I'm glad they find our farm a fruitful place to stay.
The Baltimore Orioles are here in droves, with the apple trees blossoming along with the maple trees they are just all over the place. Check out one of the latest videos and catch one visiting the hummingbird feeder.
We have 5 blue bird nest boxes up and I'm happy to report that 2 out of the 5 are actually occupied by blue birds. I love to see the male blue birds in flight as their color is just magnificent.
The male Goldfinches have turned from a dull olive green to a brilliant yellow hoping to attract the females. Good luck to them as there seems to be a lot of competition.
The hummingbirds are in full swing at the feeders. I purchased larger feeders this year so I won't be filling them twice a day in peak season (then again maybe I will be) The new feeders hold 32 oz. as opposed to 16 oz.
If you enjoy birds it is a great time to get out in the yard and see what is happening in your neck of the woods.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

There's no place like home!

For the last two weeks Chris and I have been on the road at alpaca shows. The first was MAPACA in PA and the last one was Buckeye Alpaca Show in Columbus Ohio. We had an information booth for ( NEAFP) The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool and it was great meeting many of our customers in person and making many friends along the way. Columbus Ohio was a haul, 14 hrs to be exact and driving straight through after a long day made it even seem longer.
Thanks to everyone who stayed behind to take care of the farm, you all did a great job and I really appreciate that. It's nice to be able to go away and know everyone is in good hands. THANK YOU!!!

Bird Watching - Baltimore Oriole Siting

It is not just the Hummingbirds that are back around. Now that the Apple Tree's are in blossom, the Orioles have decided to hang out for a while. Here is a short clip we shot yesterday. Head to for the full HD version (if your computer can support it).

Bird Watching - Baltimore Oriole from goldentouchfarm on Vimeo.