Monday, August 31, 2015

Cheese Curds and Pronto Pups

No, I didn't eat cheese curds, but I did have two Ponto Pups at the Minnesota State Fair.  Each year, we enjoy many of the same attractions and food on our usual route around the State Fair.  The crowds were huge on Sunday and it was a bit hot, but we had a great time.  We were tasked with checking out Mom's winnings in the baking division at Creative Activities.  This year she won a blue ribbon for ice box cookies and several other ribbons for pies and coffee cake.  People-watching was especially entertaining this year!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

When Wrens Attack!

Look out for dive-bombing wrens if you get to close to the wren house in our yard!  It is amazing how such small birds can be so aggressive in defending their space.  They will take on much larger birds such as woodpeckers.  I even saw the wren drive a squirrel away several times, sending it running across the street into the neighbor's yard. 

We had one successful brood and now, another pair of wrens has a nest.  Hopefully, we will hear the babies chattering soon.