For the Birds
Thayne, Wyoming: We had a very quiet day.
Restful. Peaceful. The weather was just outstanding. So lovely, in fact, DT went
golfing with Mom's boyfriend, Gene. We ladies enjoyed an afternoon, sitting
outside under the shade of a tree and watched the birds.
This is the view from the kitchen window at Gene's house. The Bridger
Mountains, a little sub-division from the Rockies, are directly behind the
house. The horse fencing is to hold three horses that belong to Gene's
daughter. Behind the horse corrals reside a dozen or so bison. A ranch down
the road has peacocks, so we could hear squawking several times during the
day. Mom and Gene keep a few feeders filled with sunflower seeds and Niger
seeds, bird baths and several humming bird feeders.
It's a zoo out there.
Daffodils bloom pretty late at 6000 feet. Mid-May, tulips are up, but are
not quite ready to open.
I was familiar with most of the birds visiting their feeders
but if I have made an error in identifying one (or more) of these critters,
please let me know in the comment section below.
House finch - female
House finch - male
Gold Finch - male
Tree Swallow - male
After the guys came back from the links, we had cocktails and watched
The Preakness. This
horse-racing stuff is really exciting this year!
Remember all those gorgeous Pronghorn Sheep we have seen over
the past few weeks?
You know... like this pretty pronghorn pictured above?
We ate pronghorn tonight.
Gene served us antelope loin steaks from a doe he shot last fall. (Unlike
most mammal hunting tags, antelope tags in Wyoming are for any buck, doe or
fawn - with some restrictions of area/date, etc.). Antelope are a Kosher
animal, super lean and readily available in Wyoming. The steaks were not
gamey at all, but sweet and flavorful. Such a great evening and interesting
to try something new. Well, new to this City Girl - antelope is common on
the table in this part of Wyoming.
Until my next update, I remain, your experimental correspondent.
Wolf Den rental cabins
Wolf Den RV Park -
Full service 50/30 amp gravel pull-through. This park has RV sites and nice
rental log cabins. Very nice, well-maintained. Restaurant in-season, shop,
ice, free wifi, laundry and bath house. Picnic grills, playground,
volleyball, horseshoes. No cable TV. We are paying $40 per night.
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