Latest Axe Hangings

Latest axes hangs.

Kelly Works Vulcan Double Bit on a 36″ handle. This is a monster log splitter.

Kelly Works Vulcan

Collins Legitimus single bit on a 28″ handle. This is my go-to wedge banger when felling trees. Good all round axe.

Collins Legitimus

 Latest make. A Collins lightweight “cruiser” head on a Hults Bruk Handle. Using this as a camp axe. I really like how this thing turned out.

Collins

2019 Purple Martin Season

We added a new rack for the 2019 season. We currently have 70 pair, with a 72 pair capacity. Almost full capacity. About half of the babies have already fledged, so there is quite a racket out in the yard, specially just before they come pack and land for the night, roosting in the gourds.

They will be all gone in another month and a half, headed back to Brazil, where they spend the winter, and will be back in February next year. Most of these pair will return to our colony, even to the same gourd sometimes.

 

2018 Purple Martin Season is here

The martins are trickling in from the far south (Brazil) these days, and our colony is filling up. We had 42 cavities (gourds) last year, and we had 39 martin pair nesting and fledging babies.

For this year we added a rack, so we now have a total of 70 cavities. It’s hard to count, but my estimate is about 60 pair so far. So we’ll see if everything fills up.

For more information about Purple Martins, this is a link to the Purple Martin Conservation Association.