Funny thing about life, it just keeps barreling forward whether you get everything done that you want to or not! Life has been keeping me busy, and we’ve met some challenges, but we are still really loving our new home.
Recently we were hit with heavy snow, as I mentioned, and part of living off the beaten path, means clearing that path so you can make it to work the next day, or even the mail box, in our case! It also means that time others might get to spend indoors, is spent outside shoveling, since we lack modern conveniences like a plow or snow blower.
Even though the work was slow and tedious, thankfully the snow was light and fluffy, and the fresh air, and beautiful view made the work pleasant and move quickly.
While the company was also enjoyable, since hubby and I were shoveling together, the highlight of the day was spotting a hawk that not only have hubby and I never seen in MI before, despite having lived here our entire lives, we also had no idea what kind of hawk it was.
After some research with a friend, hubby was able to discover that it is a Rough Legged Hawk. It had us baffled, because it was quite large, but we could tell by it’s markings it wasn’t a bald eagle, even though we thought it was close in size. It turns out it has a 5 foot wingspan, and only migrates to Michigan in the winter! These are the type of things, that while this life might not be for everyone, it’s why we love it.
I was driving to “town” (13 miles away) the other day and thought to myself, it’s so different out here; near the city if you see birds, you typically see doves, blue jays, pigeons and crows. Near our home, a good number of the birds I see are hawks of all different varieties, but there are also cardinals, chickadees, blue birds and even a few finches…and it’s not even spring yet!
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