Hello from Northeast Michigan! I have some beautiful willows in my yard, though one lost a huge amount of limbs during a pretty big snowstorm we had out here last month. It took our powerline out, and the down line fell across our truck and was blocking us in for a day. Hopefully the willow will recover.
*Bell came to mind for a name when I saw the picture of the heifer. :)
I just purchased my first home 6 months ago, near the Huron National Forest (pretty much in the forest.) We got six baby chicks today, and they are going to make a great addition to our household. I have 2 golden bantams, 2 barred rock bantams, and 2 that I can not remember what they are, poor babies. I'm going to try to get some pictures up for identification, but until then, they are black, with a brown coloring on their wings. One of them is the little gal peeking up in my profile picture. I'm so excited to have these little peepers!