Sunday, July 28, 2013

Just strange...

It was hard to get the camera to focus well on both of them....but the bunny has a new "friend" which seems to find her poop tray an especially good place to hang out.  See the garter snake resting its head on the edge below her?

It's not just a fluke thing....they've been hanging together all summer!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Yeah, yeah.....I know how the trap is SUPPOSED to work, but after 2 devastating years with this critter just wreaking havoc on my veggies and my psyche, he/she HAD to go.

Today we finally said our final "goodbyes" to this PITA.


Monday, July 01, 2013

Are you my mother?

Remember that (slightly) annoying children's book where the fledgling runs around asking all kinds of creatures if they are it's mother?

Another chapter of that saga played out in the pasture the other day.  While the boys were out grazing, I noticed they had a tiny, brown shadow that kept pace with them wherever they went.   It hopped along, grazing bugs and seeds, never more than a few feet away...periodically cocking it's head as if to ask, "Are you my mother?"
None of the sheep seemed to have the answer...but it wasn't daunted.
In fact, it hung with the sheep for at least a half an hour and I was beginning to think it couldn't fly.  Of course as soon as the camera showed up, it took off but we got in one good shot...
Anybody know what kind of bird this is?  I don't remember ever seeing it around here before....