orcas

10 Picturesque Farms You Can Actually Stay At (But Only One We’d Recommend)

10Aug

The San Juan Islands of Puget Sound aren’t exactly the first place people think of when conjuring images of farms. However, Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island is a totally legit—and picture perfect.

Think: pear and apple trees, sheep, chickens, ducks and miles of bright green hills with mountains and ocean in the distance. Like we said, swoon. The folk national-style farmhouse dates back to the end of the 19th century, but, like most of the farmhouses on our list, has been updated over the years… >>

 

raccoon

Busted: The Raccoon Files

26Jul

raccoon

This little lady was caught red handed while grabbing green apples last weekend.

If you’re a wildlife lover, our farm will keep you busy and interested – raccoon, bald eagles, woodpeckers, songbirds. Head to the pond for Kingfisher, wood ducks and mallards or to the beach for orcas, otters and crabby salmon!

 

hairy woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker: Birdwatching Part 4

20Jul

hairy woodpecker

Hairy Woodpeckers are birds of mature forests across the continent. They’re also found in woodlots, suburbs, parks, and cemeteries, as well as forest edges, open woodlands of oak and pine, recently burned forests, and stands infested by bark beetles.

Our guest Frederick caught some images of this hungry bird in hunting mode.

 

Downy Woodpecker

Robert Downey Woodpecker Jr.: Birdwatching Part 3

13Jul
Downy Woodpecker

Woodpeckah!

This super-hero-bird’s superpower is a jack hammering head (and a brain that doesn’t get scrambled).

Her mission is to rid the world of pests found inside trees, rotting wood and the tin flashing on your chimney at 5:15 am Saturday morning.

Our guest Frederick caught some images of this hungry bird in hunting mode.