Good Morning Everyone!
Yesterday I managed to pull it together and head into the office and I'm so glad I did! I could see the mother hawk sitting on the nest as I walked up to the building.
Look at that disgusting mess on the wall of the building!! And, as I mentioned, the entire entrance area to the building is covered like that. Anyway, can you see her on the right?
Once I got to my office I grabbed my phone and went into Bill's office where there is a good view of the nest (still below it, but a good view). At first I didn't see anything, then the mother flew back in and two babies came into view.
The two babies are big! And so downy looking - black and white...and the mother is brownish (I'm pretty sure these are red tailed hawks which are plentiful in the area). The mother flew off (guessing in search of more food) and the babies were a little more visible.
So cool to see!
I didn't hang around long - was probably at the office only an hour or so and then headed home. I did what I needed to do and got out! The afternoon got a little busy with work-related things, but not over whelming. Still, I did not manage to get out for a walk. Today I may have Fletch bring my bike up from the basement, dust that off and take it over to Oaks just for something different to do. The weather should be good for bike riding.
Last night after dinner I did tackle the canning. First up I made Bluebarb Jam (blueberry-rhubarb). When that was finished I dove into cutting up the jalapenos I had gotten (they were the largest I have ever seen!!) and made candied jalapenos. I love these added to salads, or on tuna sandwiches, or just to snack on out of the jar! Voila!:
Eight half-pint jars of jam and four half-pint jars of jalapenos. That's not a whole lot for 2+ lbs of peppers!!
And that's it for me on this Tuesday morning. Hope you are all doing well!