Early July NEHiN

There is an effort by The Nature Conservancy to reestablish oysters in the bay. The oysters are filter feeders and will help clean up the bay. They are laying beds of shells and seeding them with oyster spat. Hopefully the spat will survive and grow and establish colonies.

Oyster Barge

Mark’s blueberries are starting to ripen. The berries are not ripening all at once and the critters are eating them faster than they ripen, as a result we have not harvested any blueberries yet this year.  😦

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Mark’s Blueberries
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Blueberries look Yummy

Blueberries

Eating Mark’s Blueberries

 

Eating Mark’s Blueberries Video

The yard has been active as ever. We saw a boiling ball of paint dipped goodness recently.

Paint Dipped Goodness

Hen Turkey

Bird Feeders

NEHiN Critters Video

 

All for now.

Mark, Wink and Meg

 

I have filled all my allotted space for this site with no easy way to increase it. So I will have to change what I am doing. This will be the last blog here until I figure it out.

😦

 

 

 

Late June NEHiN

I am getting behind in my blogging again. Summer is in full swing here and we are busy but not so busy that I should have been able to get my blogging done. The babies are out and about.

Baby Deer

Baby Woodchuck

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Baby Starling

There is also the usual activity going on in the yard.

Buck in Velvet

Hot Chicks in a Bath

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Soggy Skunk
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Eagle on the Point
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Toad Visiting

Cardinal

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Thrush

Robin

Tom Turkey

All for now.

Mark and Wink

 

 

Y NEHiN – Late Spring

This is an update to last Winter’s blog: YNEHiN. It was shown that Nuttin Evah Happens in NewMahket because our yard provides three things: Food, Water and Cover/Habitat. We now can see the results of all of that.

FOOD

There is a lot of natural food but we still maintain our bird feeders.

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Pasture for the Deer
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Clover for the Groundhog
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Paint Dipped Skunk

Deck Bird Feeder

Oriole Feeder

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Yard Bird Feeders

WATER

We still have the spring in the yard but we have supplemented the deck bird bath with a bird bath on the front entrance.

Deck Bird Bath

Front Bird Bath

HABITAT

We have the four and a half acres that are partially wooded with two hundred feet of waterfront on Great Bay in New Hampshire. This combination has produced an explosion of babies. Enjoy the habitat pictures.

Baby Canada Geese

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Nine Baby Ducks
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Baby Turkeys

Baby Birds

Baby Deer

VIDEO HERE

Here are some miscellaneous pictures for your enjoyment.

Fun Pictures

Father’s Day

We had a relaxing Father’s Day.

Andrew’s cats

We made cowboy steak, asparagus and truffle fries for dinner. It was fabulous.

Fathers Day Dinner

Just gettin by in NewMahket, where nuttin continues to happen.

Mark, Wink and Meg

Road Trip X – Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek was the site of the second major battle of the American Civil War. It is in Missouri and occurred shortly after the first battle of Bull Run. It was a Union defeat and the first Union General to die in the war was killed in this battle.

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Artillery Piece

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It was memorial day and they had re-enactors inside. They do field exercises some weekends.

Battlefield Weapons

Re-enactors kit

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Battlefield Views

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Ray House

The locals fared poorly after the battle.

Mark and Meg

ROAD TRIP

  1. Road Trip 1 – The Beginning
  2. Road Trip 2 – Sequoia NP, Death Valley and Hoover Dam
  3. Road Trip 3 – Phoenix
  4. Road Trip 4 – Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park
  5. Road Trip 5 –  Grand Canyon
  6. Road Trip 6 – Canyon de Chelly
  7. Road Trip 7 – Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island
  8. Road Trip 8 – Dinosaur National Monument
  9. Road Trip 9 – Rocky Mountain National Park
  10. Road Trip 10 – Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Road Trip IX – Rocky Mountain National Park

We drove from Dinosaur National Monument to Boulder CO. via Rocky Mountain National Park. We had hoped to get to the Visitor Center and walk up to view the continental Divide. The trip to Newmarket would be downhill from that location: 14,000 ft to 0 ft.

Moose

Elk

Snow

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No Hike for Mark

 

Home is downhill from here

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Elk

Mark and Meg

ROAD TRIP

  1. Road Trip 1 – The Beginning
  2. Road Trip 2 – Sequoia NP, Death Valley and Hoover Dam
  3. Road Trip 3 – Phoenix
  4. Road Trip 4 – Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park
  5. Road Trip 5 –  Grand Canyon
  6. Road Trip 6 – Canyon de Chelly
  7. Road Trip 7 – Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island
  8. Road Trip 8 – Dinosaur National Monument
  9. Road Trip 9 – Rocky Mountain National Park
  10. Road Trip 10 – Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Road Trip VIII – Dinosaur National Monument

I think this was my favorite stop. We stayed at the Dinosaur Inn in Vernal Utah. The people were pleasant and the food was marvelous. There is a museum in town and it was a short drive to the park. It is definitely worth doing.

There are dinosaur statues outside the Utah Field House of Natural History. Some of the statutes reflect the thinking of the 1960’s and have the tails on the ground.

Classic Dinosaur Poses

More modern thinking suggests the tails were for balance and mobility and modern poses are much more dynamic.

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Modern Pose

The museum has a wall that identifies the sediment layers and fossils found. The rocks fractured when the continental drift causes the rocky mountains to uplift. The fossils leave a record of what the environment was like during the deposition phases. The various layers can be identified by color and content.

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Rock Formations

Rocks

It is amazing how much they can piece together about the past.

Dinosaurs

Fossils

Fossils

The next stop was Dinosaur National Monument. You park at the visitor center and get a shuttle ride to the quarry. We walked back down,

Visitor Center

Quarry Wall

Quite a few famous fossils came out of this quarry. It is pretty remarkable to see.

Quarry Maps

Quality Experience

 

 

ROAD TRIP

  1. Road Trip 1 – The Begining
  2. Road Trip 2 – Seqoia NP, Death Valley and Hoover Dam
  3. Road Trip 3 – Phoenix
  4. Road Trip 4 – Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park
  5. Road Trip 5 –  Grand Canyon
  6. Road Trip 6 – Canyon de Chelly
  7. Road Trip 7 – Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island
  8. Road Trip 8 – Dinosaur National Monument
  9. Road Trip 9 – Rocky Mountain National Park
  10. Road Trip 10 – Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Road Trip VII – Great Salt Lake

We went to Antelope Island, a peninsula extending into the Great Salt Lake. Our hope was to see migrating shore birds and collect some sand from the beach. We were warned that the bugs would be bad and we should take protective action.

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Bug Nets

Great Salt Lake Views

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Gull Island

Meadowlark

The birding was not especially good on Antelope Island. We were told it was better in a preserve about an hour North of us. We saw more mammals that birds.

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Buffalo with Bird

Bison Herd

Antelope

We also saw some coyotes and Meg got some video of one of them grabbing a snack.

We didn’t have time to go to the Northern Sanctuary and failed to find a beach with the sand Meg wanted to collect. So this was not a complete success but we enjoyed seeing the animals.

Mark and Meg

ROAD TRIP

  1. Road Trip 1 – The Beginning
  2. Road Trip 2 – Sequoia NP, Death Valley and Hoover Dam
  3. Road Trip 3 – Phoenix
  4. Road Trip 4 – Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park
  5. Road Trip 5 –  Grand Canyon
  6. Road Trip 6 – Canyon de Chelly
  7. Road Trip 7 – Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island
  8. Road Trip 8 – Dinosaur National Monument
  9. Road Trip 9 – Rocky Mountain National Park
  10. Road Trip 10 – Wilson’s Creek Battlefield