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Whooo …


When Toby and I took our late walk last night, there were 2 great horned owls “chatting” back and forth (check out the audio here – it sure got Amber’s attention). The Missouri Conservation Commission’s Natural Events calendar says that they start nesting in early February. My bird guide says they’ll take prey as large as domestic cats and red-tailed hawks, whose nests they sometimes use – wow!

Great horned owl; taken March 2007 at Wild Bird Sanctuary, Fenton, Mo.

I just looked back through some photos from this time last year, and the construction progress is pretty impressive. While we’re still quite a ways from being done, a lot has happened. The exterior is mostly done, the drywall is up except for a few more spots that were waiting for either plumbing or wiring to be completed, and the taping and mudding are coming along nicely. Maybe soon … 🙂

January 2009

January 2010; installing light #2.


Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

3 thoughts on “Whooo …

  1. That is beyond cool. Great Horned owls? So neat. I was driving home yesterday and saw an eagle soaring over the lowlands of the Missouri. Took my breath away. I always forget how huge they are;-D It’s been great getting out the past few days, hasn’t it? Grover and I have had a blast!!!!

  2. Love the call of the Great Horned Owl, dear Bubo virginianis. We heard and saw them more often when we lived in town. (Out here we have more Barred Owls.) Anyway, I got fairly good at mimicking their call and got into a few conversations.

  3. Wow! Wonderful house progress! It must feel so slow!…. but these comparison pictures show you how far you’ve come.
    And as for the owl…. How amazing! We got nothin’ around here — except ceilings and walls that no longer really want to talk to each other…

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