The Beauty of our National Bird

The pictures say it all!

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Bald Eagle 02272016 (2)We watched him and took the pictures from our front porch.  These were taken over a month ago but we saw it and a younger one that hadn’t matured with the white feathering last week.  We also had a golden eagle here most of the winter.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

7 thoughts on “The Beauty of our National Bird”

  1. I have yet to see one of these in real life. Well, OK, I did see one in a bird show once, but that doesn’t count. Lucky you, and well done on the photographs too!

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    1. We have had a pair staying here at the farm year round for about 6-7 years and I had never seen them in nature before we came here. They’re magnificient and we watch them very carefully because they could easily carry off a baby calf but so far there’s enough small animals and deer for them to stay alive. They have swooped a little close to the chickens a couple time but the chickens have become weary and two roosters help watch over the hens.

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      1. A baby calf?!? Wow! I am excited to know more about what you are doing, and if I may, how old you are? We have 25 acres we bought two years ago, and now are uncertain about actually living there. Over half of it is woods, the other half pasture and a very old house. Are we to old? I know, like you have a crystal ball… lol! Anyway, for comparison, I am 63. 🙂

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          1. Thank you! My husband has become iffy about this adventure, but I still look forward to it. Maybe your blog will help some to encourage him again. 🙂

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    1. You’re so welcome. I feel so blessed to watch them here and they are magnificient. We have a pair of golden eagles here in the valley too but I’ve not been lucky enough to have the camera with me when I’ve seen them.

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