Tag: bronze turkey

  • How Clear the Waters Run

    I think it will always thrill me to overhear someone asking someone else if they have ever been to The Quarry Farm, for people to talk about the animals, birds, gardens and the clarity of the stream. Not everyone will turn over their yard to goats, roosters, and geriatric pigs, but gardens—the riotous kind filled […]

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  • Changing of the color guard

    Four beautiful bronze turkeys were part of the flock here on the farm. Fezzik, Inigo Montoya, and Humperdink are now part of everything, having lived out their lives on the ridge above Cranberry Run. All three rode down I-75, from various points in Lucas County by way of Nature’s Nursery, in a hatchback. The fourth, […]

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  • Branching out, under bright lights

    You know that tingling excitement you get when you try something on for the first time, especially when it fits and what looks back at you in the mirror looks pretty good? Yeah, you know. That’s kind of what last week felt like. The week’s events started last fall with an email from Quarry Farm […]

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  • Winter 2017 News

    Download the Winter 2017 newsletter by clicking on the cover on the left. There are two big walks–one to count birds for the international effort and a winter walk under a sky full of stars. Hope to see you in the Seitz Family Pavilion before each program.

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  • When the frost is feathered

    When the morning window trees are coated with a light sugar frost; when the clouds are thick enough to blend the early sun into a mass of white from horizon to horizon; when the bird calls are muffled in the treeline below a fog so light that it’s as if someone lightly brushed the color […]

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  • Family Day happened

    Ruddy gold turned gray Light rain muddled brown with green Yet filled cars still came Haikus aside, who needs sunshine when you can turn a garbage bag into a raincoat, there are cookies in the pavilion and a lit fireplace in Red Fox Cabin? The rain meant that the raptors couldn’t stay. T-shirts weren’t painted […]

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  • Not tomorrow, but today

    We’ve been away for awhile–not in body so much as in mind. For the past few days, the sky has loomed gray. While the temperatures were in the 30s (Fahrenheit), the air was heavy with wet, the kind of damp that soaks into your tissues and no amount of blankets will chase the chill away. […]

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  • Two sides to everything

    This Martin Luther King Day is cold. Yes it’s January, and yes, this is Northwest Ohio. But a predicted high of 9 degrees Fahrenheit (wind chill -4) meant wrangling the goats into their coats last evening and coaxing Lucy the donkey into a new purple insulated number. The latter was much easier than anticipated. I […]

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  • Superheroes swoop in on Saturday (no capes!)

    Everyone has stuff to do. Some of us are list makers, like Quarry Farm Board President Laura. Others have swirls of snippets of chatter spinning through their brain, like yours truly. Or little notes jotted on the backs of envelopes stuffed in the glove compartment, drawers and/or stacked on the kitchen table (again, fingers pointing […]

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  • Bright Sunday for a visit

    Members of the Ottawa Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ohio, spent a couple of their Bright Sunday (the Sunday after Easter) hours on The Quarry Farm. This was yesterday, one day before heavy rain, and the during the warmest, sunniest bit of the weekend. The cold winds settled and the sun shone upon their arrival at Red […]

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