Photobucket     Photobucket        

Monday, August 22, 2011

Backyard Wildlife And Good Food



This summer our yard has been full of critters! We have grass hoppers at least three inches long! I wish I had a picture of one. We have caught two baby (non poisonous) snakes. Chase wanted to keep them as pets! lol... Now that most of our trees are growing...I say most because one looks dead...we have tons of birds. I love feeding them and watching them take baths. Now we have a tree frog on our patio! I looked out the back door the other day and noticed him inside the birdhouse. Isn't that the cutest thing?




That night when I was walking past the glass door this is what I saw! lol...It startled me for a second! Maybe he wanted to come in for a visit...




I love watching the hummingbirds, but I wish they wouldn't fight over the feeders! There are two of them! Can't you share? They just chase each other off all the time!

I always make sure I have seeds for all of the other birds that live in the yard.

They drink from the bird bath on hot summer days.


Speaking of birds...I also want to show you a mockingbird I raised this summer. Kevin found him at his dad's house on the 4th of July. He was on the ground hurt with no mommy bird or nest in sight. He brought him home for me to take care of! The next day I contacted a bird rehabilitator and was hoping she would take him in. However, she was not able to and gave me the go ahead to raise him myself! To make a long story short, I was able to keep him alive, watch him grow and set him free! I miss the little guy though...He loved sitting on my head! lol...


This is him about a week after taking care of him. He was so funny looking!


He blossomed into a beautiful bird! I miss sitting out on the patio with him. He loved hopping all over me...I think he just wanted meal worms though! lol...





On a different subject...Kevin has been watching alot of cooking shows on T.V. lately. He especially likes Barbecue Pit masters. It made him want to smoke a brisket! Yumm...it was so good! It was so tender it just fell apart!


With all of the peppers in the garden he has been making salsa. All of his friends say it is some of the best salsa they have ever had. That makes him feel good! I'll have to say it IS really good!


He even cans it and gives it away. The only thing missing is his own label!



I hope you enjoyed the wildlife and food made by chef Kevin!lol... I sure wish you could all taste the brisket and salsa. I'm hungry now, I'm off to get one more piece of that tender brisket before bed. Have a great Tuesday!
I am linking to Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday.



21 comments:

Kim said...

What an adorable post! That frog is hysterical. And what a sweet birdie you raised Kristen. I can't wait to share this with my little birdwatcher when she wakes up (it's not yet 9 here). Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful post!! I have been reading your blogs for years-thanks for all the eye-candy and wonderful photos! I would like to know more about the Dallas Market-what is it, can anyone shop there, how does it work?? Also will you ever have a decorationg workshop, I know many of us would love that!!
Thanks and God Bless
Penny-

Denise said...

awww, what a sweet post, I love the humming birds too and wish they wouldn't be so territorial with each other. so cute about the bird you raised, did she tell you what to feed it? I wouldn't have a clue!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I like the wildlife in your yard...well I could do without the snakes..and maybe the frog! He is cute....just don't know if I would want to Happen upon him trying to sneak in the house. We occasionally get a lizard in the house here...thrilling!

Michele Smith said...

hahaha cute frog!!
That is so sweet raising that little birdie...LOVE how he's on your head. I can just picture him hopping all over you LOL

Miss Janice said...

I need to get a hummingbird feeder for my yard! So sweet:) The salsa sounds delish!

Kim said...

Wow! That is really, really, really cool. I love birds. My favorite bird is a hummingbird. I like to go birdwatching with my Dad. How did the frog get in your birdhouse? We had a huge snake in our yard this summer. My mom did a post about it. But I wasn't afraid of it. I thought it was really cool.
Bye!
Amy

L said...

How cute! The sweet little bird sitting on your head is adorable!
I love watching hummingbirds. They are a bit territorial aren't they?

My hubby likes to cook brisket in the smoker, too. Kevin's brisket looks delicious. I make salsa each summer from the garden peppers and tomatoes, but we didn't have the best crop this year. I did make some but not as much as past summers.
Enjoy!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love all of your animal pictures! That frog is cute! But I am so impressed with your bird!! What a cool thing to have raised it.

Have a great day.
Pam

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Kristen it looks like you are enjoying everything that summer has to offer!

Melissa Miller said...

Aw, Kristen that is the cutest birdie. You took some great photos.
The food looks tasty. Your hubby is a true chef. Yum!

We are hoping that the hurricane misses the east coast. Ugh.

Warmly, ~Melissa

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to mention Jenn re did my blog again. LOL!

Come grab my butterfly button! I know you like butterflies.

Patti said...

great pics, especially the first on!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks Kristen! :)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful post!! I have been reading your blogs for years-thanks for all the eye-candy and wonderful photos! I would like to know more about the Dallas Market-what is it, can anyone shop there, how does it work?? Also will you ever have a decorationg workshop, I know many of us would love that!!
Thanks and God Bless
Penny-

I posted this already-perhaps you missed it;)) Sorry to bother you

A Hint of Home said...

The joys of wildlife! We get a kick out of watching the birds everyday.
Haven't seen any frogs but we have a resident chip monk. lol
The food looks delicious!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Penny, thanks for your nice comments! You asked about Dallas market...you have to have a tax I.D. and a business to get in. I sure wish everyone could go! It's a really neat but overwhelming place! A decorating workshop is a really good idea...I will definitely give that some thought! Right now I have fall on the brain! I am going to be doing a little extra decorating this year! Thanks so much for reading my blog! Kristen

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

O Emm Gee!!! I would have died if I saw that frog on my window...I am such a scaredy cat and my biggest fear is birds...

You are too cute loving all them critters :-)

Michele Smith said...

Aw thanks for the sweet comment Kristen. I think you're a beauty too! No way you look 38!
Yep I'm still interested in the rooster tassel...yay can't wait to see it. Thank you so much girl!

Michele Smith said...

Kristen
My email is jlm4e@hotmail.com.
I'm heading out to prepare for the hurricane so as soon as I get back I'll check it and send payment...how do you wanna do that? Etsy?

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for putting the new one. The crookedness was driving me batty. LOL!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: mms-4254-2] Friday was a productive day working at home. I had a lot of little things I needed to catch up on and check off the to-do list and I ...
    4 hours ago
  • Mark your calendars and save the date - December 5th thru 9th for the 2016 Christmas Home Tours. 30 of your favorite bloggers will be opening their doors ...
    10 hours ago
  • [image: vintage-red-truck-with-wreath-and-lit-tree]Red Christmas Truck & Wagon with Tree & Wreath
    15 hours ago
  • Howdy howdy, and welcome to Home Style Saturdays. I hope y'all are in full on Christmas mode Well, actually most of y'all are probably through decorating a...
    21 hours ago
  • Who loves Cuties®?? WE do. Seriously Cuties are one of our favorite things. We always have a supply on hand for lunches and after-school-snacks. They taste...
    21 hours ago
  • [image: tony-lama-boots004] Today I have a special fashion post for you, since I had to get this one out there as soon as possible. I love the smell of lea...
    22 hours ago
  • Is it getting colder where you live? Welcome to December! I love the winter holidays and I am so happy to be here and share with you one of my favorite w...
    1 day ago
  • [image: best-of-the-weekend-feature2] Welcome to the Best of the Weekend party. We are glad you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Can you be...
    1 day ago
  • Cornbread is something I thought I hated as a child. I don't remember ever trying it, but for some reason I convinced myself well into adulthood that I wa...
    1 day ago
  • Happy December, friends!! I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends and are now knee deep into your Christmas decor! ...
    1 day ago
  • Decorating for the holidays is in full swing for many us. I finally started pulling mine out after Thanksgiving. My plan was to start a new tradition and b...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I am so enjoying seeing your pretty Christmasing in your lovely homes. Well, guess what? I'm lagging behind so I thought I'd just p...
    1 day ago
  • Good morning! I have such a treat for you with this month's First Friday Home Tour. Today I'm welcoming Sonja whose home I spotted on Instagram. Sonja's...
    1 day ago
  • I'm SO excited about today's Friday Fellowship guest! Her name is Renee Crosse! Back in the mid 90's one of my VERY favorite Christian artists was Cla...
    1 day ago
  • Good morning! It has been raining for 2 days so it has been hard to get pictures, so I thought I would share the bathrooms, decorated for the holidays! I a...
    1 day ago
  • *This post sponsored by Wayfair.* *It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...* Hello Lovelies! Welcome to the Shabby Nest! I'm glad you're here. A...
    1 day ago
  • It’s time to give the guys some attention! I rounded up twelve great gifts to give this holiday season for the special men in your life, all under $50! H...
    2 days ago
  • Happy December 1st. I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. My mother has made great strides since her illness last summer, and she set out vintage San...
    2 days ago
  • It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house and I am loving it!!! We have been falalaing around the house and adding our Christmas touch...
    2 days ago
  • All Butter Pie Crust - ButterYumI know a lot of people buy prepackaged pie crusts for "convenience" sake, but I'm here to show you how easy it is to make ...
    3 days ago
  • [image: Christmas Tablescapes-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] On Christmas Eve, we serve dinner to the same family members who were here for Thanksgiving, ...
    3 days ago
  • *It is time for a Christmas Tea Party * *at * *Grandma's house. * *Everything is decorated and magical* *and the little ones really notice and * *apprecia...
    3 days ago
  • Hello there! Thanks so much for the suggestions to get rid of this cold faster! I've been downing Vitamin C and trying the Zicam stuff. It's not completely...
    3 days ago
  • 4 days ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! It's full-blown Christmas decorating at my house and the little grands are beside themselves with excitement! T...
    5 days ago
  • Happy “it’s almost Christmas” Monday! That may sound dramatic, but it’s true. The season is upon us, and I’m scrambling to decorate as usual. My first proj...
    6 days ago
  • [image: Silver & Gold Printable] What is your favorite Christmas movie? Do you, like me, watch one or several every year simply out of tradition? My kid...
    6 days ago
  • Hi everyone. Steve and I just got back from a five day cruise to the Bahamas. Living in Florida it is easy to take advantage of these last minute cruises ...
    2 weeks ago
  • [image: 563691_402436273192160_294892307_n]
    3 weeks ago
  • Welcome to the Life in Season Study Series Week One Discussion Questions 1. Do you find it hard to extend the same grace to yourself that God extends...
    1 month ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    3 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    6 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space pla...
    9 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    9 months ago
  • 10 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    10 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 year ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    2 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    3 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: