Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Corn & Critters

We've had another busy week - working on the house and property - and honing our tour guide skills with some of my relatives who were visiting the Keweenaw.

Steve spent yesterday working outside - refining what the excavator started last Thursday morning. More on that later. I worked on the corn we picked up at a roadside stand on Sunday. (I know - bad timing with company coming!) Some of the kernels were beginning to shrivel slightly, so I could delay no longer.

I had to blanch it. . .

cool it in ice cold water, slice it off the cob. . .

bag it up and get it in the freezer. 4-1/2 hours of work, but it'll sure be good in January!

It was also critter day yesterday. Here's our favorite neighborhood doe. . .

changing colors for fall. . .

with her fawn tagging along.

The fawn's coat is also changing.

Cocoa was fast asleep near the garage, but they both noticed her and headed back into the woods.

The hummingbird population has greatly diminished around here the last several weeks, but we did see this female at one of our feeders yesterday - probably just passing through on her way south from Canada.

We haven't filled our feeders in 2 weeks, and we won't fill them again this year. (We filled them every other day during peak activity!) The other one is empty and this one is now cloudy - about time to put them away. 

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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