Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Wood Duck

Yesterday the Woodducks came back to the back yard to check and see if their home was still attached to the tree. With the squater squirrels that took possession over the summer, the ducks have some spring cleaning to do on their home.

It was really interesting to watch them. The male, who is quite beautiful, staked out a branch near the box for about a half hour. Then he would hop branches, getting a little closer each time. Finally, he landed on the box, checked it out, then called the female over to give her final approval. If this isn't the same way couples pick a house in this market, then I don't know what is.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Finally, Spring is here!

I created this blog to showcase the Minnesota Garden, namely my garden as I create it, and gardens, wildlife, etc, around the Twin Cities. It has been a few months shy of a year since I last posted, namely because we had planned on buying a home sooner (after renting for two years), but then decided to build instead.

Of course, building in the winter and closing in April means you have no garden. Actually, we have no sod either...only a blanket of dirt and mud. Sod typically isn't available until late May here in Minnesota, and then there is a mad rush from the winter built homes. So over the next few weeks, I will be planning my garden and yard, and will be sure to keep the zero number of readers I have in the loop. :)