Night Visitor

December 18, 2018  Full moon  coming soon and snow presented a good view of the night life in our yard.  I peered out the upstairs window about 11:00 pm  and everything was still.   But after a few minutes a  fox with a bushy tail streaked across the field.  He ran this way and that way and so fast!  Must remember to tell Sal that Brother Fox is alive and well and came from the direction of her house.   LRL

Rainy Day

Apr 25, 2018  Looks like we are in for a rainy day.  Now that most of the patches of snow have melted, I am hoping that the rain will begin to green up the fields.   LRL

Vermont Country Diary

Welcome back to Vermont Country Diary. Today  we begin anew.  Although the site has been quiet for a few years, Sally has continued to paint and Linda has continued to write.  Now, on this snowy spring day here in Vermont, we are delighted to share our work again, some old and some new.  VCD is a tranquil place.    We enjoy seeing your comments here and hope that you will click on Subscribe so that you don't miss any posts.  Feel free to share with your friends.   Thanks for stopping by. 

Bluebirds vs Swallows

Apr 24, 2018   It looks like a pair of Eastern Bluebirds have made a choice.  They have spent the day protecting the two bluebird houses near the Buckeye and the Weather Station.  He spends a lot of time sitting in the tree and she is in and out of one of the houses--frequently with her head sticking out which prevents a Tree Swallow from entering.  It seems to be working.  I think the protection of the nearby tree helps but who knows?

I wonder if this is the same male bluebird that I saw early in March that prompted us to get out there and clean out the houses--but then I did not see another for over a month.    LRL

Bird Houses in Blue

Apr 21, 2018  Yesterday R & I painted the birdhouses blue and  changed their locations.  While we think bluebirds prefer blue houses, we also liked the color.  Now there are two above the old barn foundation and three in the backyard  picnic area.  They are paired because the Tree Swallows do not like to live within 25 feet or so of each other--they are close knit families that take up a lot of space. Spacing the birdhouses  gives the Eastern Bluebird a chance to choose a house--or take one the Tree Swallows have rejected.    LRL