Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I saw this pileated woodpecker on one of our poplar trees today. In this picture it looks rather small but actually these birds have a foot long wingspan and their raucous call can be heard throughout the hamacka. This isn't a rare bird at all but it's quite a majestic sight to see filtering through the tree canopy. To be honest it's quite funny when all of our fowl mistake it for a hawk, they all duck and cover from a bird that eats insects, not chickens.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The River Side Arts Market

Here's what we usually do on the weekends in out neck of the woods, This is our local farmer's market. There you can find all sorts of things from local produce, homemade items as well as plants for sale.

Our market actually takes place under one of our many bridges that span across the St. Johns river.

Talking to vendors can often be beneficial, you can network, buy sell and trade, and possibly visit some of their establishments away from the market stand. There you can learn more about urban agriculture and you can share information and discuss new ideas.