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19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Well, that was shocking!
The other day, I received a Garden Alive catalogue in the mail as I had ordered from their website last year. When I first saw it, I thought it was one of those other companies we no longer buy from. The mailing label looked similar.
Curiosity got me… And what a disappointing shame since Garden Alive has so many organic friendly products!
Seed Companies Owned by Monsanto
If you do not want to support Monsanto, familiarize yourself with this list. Because not even “Audubon”, a name synonymous to birds, is exempt. We recently got one of those catalogues as well. Do not let any name fool you.
Another bit of “food”. Sorry about the images, BUT it is said a picture is worth a thousand words. An Indoor Cat is a Happy Cat
Now about your food… Someone gave me a link of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen. This is about the pesticides in the fresh produce we eat. Washing and peeling are not enough to remove them completely. Think about the purpose of pesticides; they are to kill. Click on the other links at the top of that page to read more details.
And lastly, someone came by for a bit of food Sunday. And the timing could not be funnier. I had just sent off an email to a friend and in it I mentioned it was highly unlikely we were going to see any owls for Superb Owl Sunday. They are just too hard to find in the daylight hours; we’ve tried. Also, we were too sick to go to church, so we sure were not traipsing around in the cold to look for well-camouflaged owls!
I kid you not. Within five minutes of sending that email, I was talking to Papa when I see a big bird flying over our south pasture. Flying it was and changing directions so quickly. We were running all over the house trying to get pictures or even just good looks at it. Papa yells, “It’s an owl!” Really? Great Horned is running through my mind as I’ve read they will hunt in the daytime during winter. Finally got some pictures before it went to the north pasture. It caught something over there! YAY!
So, God not only sent us an owl for the day, He sent us a life bird that can also be added to our yard and bathroom lists. A Short-eared Owl. I think of it as the funny-faced owl. Here is a link to learn about it and see better pictures.
Yes, the photo is icky, but it’s a photo!
Some years ago, we were told if our area has Northern Harriers, we should be seeing the Short-eared Owl. They share the same habitat. Finally, we were able to see this bird. I wonder if one of these has already been here. I always imagine some grand birds here while our backs are turned.