Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm going to have Loon babies too!



If you've been a long time reader of my log cabin blog, then you know a few things that I am obsessed about:
  1. Log homes (duh!)
  2. Kitties and Bernese Mountain Dogs
  3. Tree Hugging & nature loving
  4. And LOONS!!!

The above photo is of my mama Loon laying on her nest! Her babies will probably hatch this weekend - I am so excited! This nesting raft she is on was crafted by Loon Rangers (and nice friends of mine) to protect them from predators. They typically have 2 babies and when they hatch- they only stay in the nest for one day and then they're off and swimming!

My brood of kids is getting large. Move over Jon & Kate + 8. I propose a new show - Shelley and Greg and their wildlife kingdom! (Greg, I really think we need to add a goat to the mix - what do you think??)

Psst! I pick up Scout tomorrow morning! I'll be sure to post photos tomorrow night!!


28 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How exciting! Both about the baby loons and Scout!!

I mentioned you on my Comforts of Home Blog today...
xo
Penny

Mo said...

Great picture. Thanks for sharing the good news with us. Living within the sound of Loons is an experience. While camping out in Alaska a Scottish friend told me that crazy people reincarnated as Loons. As I listened I was happy for my Aunt Mable and hoped that it was true. ;^)

April said...

Aww...baby loons on the way! I think the show idea is a fantastic idea...I'd tune in every week!

I know how excited you are to get Scout tomorrow...can hardly wait to see the pictures of her wonderful homecoming!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

And Number FIVE: Betsy!!!!!!

I probably will hear you scream when you put that baby Scout in your car ---to be yours forever!!!!! I'm excited for you, Shell.

That female loon looks very happy... Can't wait to see the babies--so keep us posted.
Love you,
Bets

Leedra said...

I am excited for you about Scout and the loon babies. Sitting here wondering which you are more excited about. Really cannot decide.

Denise said...

Can't wait to see the pics of the babies (loons and puppy)!! What an adverture you will have this weekend!

XXDenise

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Awwww! Good luck with your pup!!!
I know she'll be so happy with you.
I can't wait to see pictures.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a beautiful bird! Looking forward to seeing more pretty pics!

Karen said...

Yay baby Loons. You are so cute!
You get her tomorrow? OMG! You won't sleep a wink tonight!
I guess I don't get to see her until we get back. No computer in MT. :(
GOOD LUCK!
and YES! You need a goat!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy for you and your new babies..all of them!!!
really though, I thought that loon was fake. It is so perfect, I thought it was plastic. You know like my flamingo and woodpecker. They will never bless me with babies though....
Can't wait to see scout!

Sandi Keene said...

What an exciting weekend you have planned!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

That is a great picture of mama loon Shelley! I can't wait to see pictures of her and the babies.

I bet your so excited about Scouts arrival. I hope she adjusts well to her new home. She's definately a lucky baby to have such a sweet mama and daddy. :)

Debbie

Madison said...

I am sooooooo excited!! Also beacause my birthday is in 3 days but thats not the point. I can't wait until you get scout!!! Have a great day!!!

Love, Madison

Carol said...

Can't wait to see pictures of you holding Scout!!

Hugs,
Carol

This Country Girl said...

Shelley,

I think Mama Loon knew she found a loving safe spot for her babies!

Have fun with Scout! I can sense your excitement!

Now if you get that goat, I'll know Greg is a pushover! :)

Tammy

Jane In The Jungle said...

OMG baby loons...I can't wait to see them.

And have FUN tomorrow!! Bet ya won't sleep tonight!

Sharon said...

Oh I hope you can get a picture of the baby loons.Scout is coming home and I think I am as excited as you are. Let me know how Marvin takes it.Sharon

Cedar ... said...

how did you get that close to the loon's nest? how many X is your zoom lens? That's an amazing shot!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Scout is coming home and baby Loons, how blessed you are:)
Rondell

Calming Scents said...

how exciting! I hope you get pictures and i cant wait to see the new puppy at home!

Denise said...

Awaiting news of Scout... :)

The Retired One said...

What a wonderful weekend for you...
a new puppy baby and new loon babies!

Can't wait to see pictures of both!
I bet Scout will be the most photographed puppy EV-Ah!!!

New England Girl said...

Can't wait to see photos of the new baby loons! I completely agree that you need to add a goat to the mix - they are SO much fun. :)

Have fun picking up Scout tomorrow! You are going to have such a wonderful time. I'm so happy for you. :)

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Sweet so the baby arrives tomorrow...PINK Balloons!!
WOW Loon-lings cant wait to see photos of the young ones...puppy and loons!

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is certainly a summer you will not forget! How can it be that two things you would have wished for in life would both come true in one month's time...Loon babies and a new puppy. Life is good!!

George said...

What a great picture of Mama Loon. I hope you'll keep us posted on the babies. I'm really not sure Greg is ready for a goat quite yet.

Charli and me said...

Oh my I can't wait to see more! That picture is amazing. The loon is sooo beautiful. I love to come here. You share so many wonderful things with us. Thank you so much.

Dawn said...

can't wait to see the loon babies! sounds like summer is going to be full of excitement