The other day when we were loading hay, we say this little guy in our barn.
He was tiny, only about 16 to 18 cm, and was carrying a mouse or mole almost the size of him! We went home and researched and discovered that he was a Northern Pygmy-Owl. He had bright yellow eyes and on the back of his head he had black feathered ‘eye spots’.
He was the cutest lil guy and it was amazing that he could fly with something almost as big as him. One site explained their strength as ‘ferocious’ and out of proportion to their body size! We also found out that they are Blue listed for ‘Species at Risk’ in British Columbia, which means that there is special concern for their existence. We are glad he is finding food in our barn!
I had to laugh at this picture of our families because every single one of us is wearing a Stormy Kromer, and other than the youngest two, Carhartt coats. (Stormy Kromer’s are lovely wool hats that a lot of rancher’s wear.)
With all the snow we have been getting lately, we are so happy we purchased this new snow blade! It has made the job of snow removal much easier and quicker! Efficiency: the name of the game!
Well it is that time of year again, calving has started! We have 7 calves so far and we had twins last night!! So cute and such a good mommy!