Five years down, twenty-five to go…

…and then my little corner of the Concord River will be mine–all mine.

It was five years ago February, 2013, when I saw my house and property for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the scents and sounds of the river. It had snowed, muffling the sounds of the nearby cars and allowing the bird calls to ring through loud and clear. This year I recaptured the magic by taking a short video of my yard during a recent snowfall.

Pure magic.

Life on the river has been peaceful…and cold. I’ve been waiting for my plants to emerge but they don’t seem to want to come out. I don’t blame them, it’s too damn cold. It was twenty degrees Fahrenheit today. Even my peony bush isn’t budging. All that’s showing are two pink nubs.

peony bush

Stay down, little one. I’ll let you know when it’s time to come out.

The ducks don’t seem to mind the cold weather. They’ve paired and are going about their business of doing the wild thing every chance they get. I hope they don’t lay any eggs just yet or, if they do, cover them with a thick layer of down and feathers. As for my breeding pair, this year I’ve crowned them Henry and Meghan, in honor of the soon-to-be married royal couple.

Henry takes good care of Meghan, protecting her from bachelor drakes looking for hens. With him around they don’t stand a chance of laying one feather on Meghan.

Mallard drake, nesting ducks

Henry keeping watch while Meghan fills her crop with cracked corn.

When the couple are alone, Henry gets to join his lady love for a romantic meal.

Over the past two days, I’ve had a wonderful treat. A pair of trumpet swans have been hanging around, perhaps checking out the locale as a nesting site. Keep your fingers crossed.

Let me see… What else do I have for you? Oh, I made a gardening video!  I’m planning on making more, although I have to work on the editing. Let me know what you think.


I’ll say au revoir now, but before I leave you, I’ll offer one final thought–

Eastern Bluebird

Spring is coming!

Blessed be :}

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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