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Squirrel with Melanism

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Hard to tell from this terrible photograph but the picture is of a red squirrel (I believe).  Black squirrels are not native to the area and I have never seen them in local cities like in other parts of Canada so I think this one is melanistic,  which is like the opposite of being albino. Not to mention it is not slow like a regular grey/black squirrel.  I have some better shots on my camera and will upload someday.

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(the essence of laziness… A picture of a picture of the first day I saw it (and grass.. Wow!) … Don’t worry, the original picture quality is quite poor too)

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Construction

 

Weather and Quill Reruns

February in the wild winter has not been so great.. Unless you like snowstorms.

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.. And to add insult to injury while out on a walk Loki stuck her head into a porcupine den where they were hibernating and we had to take her to emergency in the middle of the storm to take out a quill we missed (or she broke it off before I jumped her) that was underneath her skin and migrating towards her eye.. Again.

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After the procedure the drugs Loki had for her surgery made the trip from the gate to the house in thigh deep snow was quite the adventure..at one point I would have liked to have had a dead Taunton for a rest point.

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Winter 3 : 0 EGB

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Construction

 

Same old..

Well, same old thing around here there hasn’t been really anything new to report on.. Some new editions but maybe I’ll get into posting more now that we have some new tech. Working without a laptop make editing posts difficult so I’m going to try to use voice as much as I possibly can looking forward. So look forward to spelling mistakes sentences that don’t make sense and other gobbledygook.

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A* in her newly created shawl. She just relearn  knitting and has been working on a couple projects.

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Winter blows (snow).

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Construction

 

Stands Up

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Post hunting season hike.. 2 of the 3 (my cruddy phone died near stand 3) hunting stands we found in the area.

I might have found it sooner but hiking the woods hardly seems like being worth dodging hot lead.

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Posted by on December 7, 2014 in Construction

 

Grape Gripe

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Testing this out too. We’re not having success uploading any pictures with the WordPress app or site

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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Construction

 

Skullduggery

…a gift from a friend..not that we are all that into skulls but I am not about to look a gift horse (skull) in the mouth! The clematis is in full bloom and everything looks great..that is until 3 days after the picture was taken ( I am time travelling via posts) we had a strong wind storm ( and now for something completely different) and between the lush greenery covering the trellis and the fact that after 5 years the wood at the bottom of the posts was rotting the trellis was blown down. Managed to save everything and quicly erect a short term solution but it will need to be addressed…coming in 2015!

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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Construction

 

Clothesline and Growing Grass on Manure

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The grass is growing like mad on the manure I spread in the Spring.. Still patchy and somewhat rocky but getting better.  We also put up a double clothesline for all our laundry related needs. Laundry party!

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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Construction

 
 
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