March 13th 2012 8:22 pm
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Spring has made a furry early appearance here!
Robins are evfurrywhere, and the Sandhill Cranes are back too, I saw some on my strolls and we can hear their raucous calls.
Today we saw 2 Pileated Woodpeckers...those sure are big birds!
This afternoon growlmy decided to go and check out the wilder part of our yard...and OMD, even the weeds are waking up...big time!
So she thought it would be interesting to find out how strong her wrist is...and she pulled out all kinds of weeds that are trying to get a foothold - roothold in the ground...what a drag, those pesky weeds can be, at the first warm day they just sprout right up! Some even had blooms on them already...UGH!
Well she managed to work for a couple of hours, but tonight she is paying for it, BOL!
This is scary because she starts work again on the 15th, four straight evenings in a row...well, at least that is not as fine motor skilled as pulling out weeds...Ibuprofen will be useful, too...
Well, I just love it when growlmy works back there; I can dig, run and watch her, and smell the dirt I dig in, and listen for any small varmints that dare to be trespassing.
(As if I couldn't do those things by myself, BOL!)
Anyways, growlmy heard me grumping and growling and wuffing...and saw me jumping and darting back and forth...a sure sign of 'prey'...and yes-siree!
I was after a garden snake!
Well growlmy managed to get to it and with her thick leather gloves on she picked it up, and put it on the other side of the fence. Busted!
And I found 2 more of them...with the same result.
Growlmy is not at all scared of those snakes, and she is a real pawrty pooper when I find any, she just will not let me have at them. She says they are useful in controlling the mice and other undesirable critters...well! I thought that was my terrieristic duty!
So to get back at her...I had a good sniff where that snake was and then I had a great time rolling there...growlmy thinks that the snake emitted some junk when I frightened it...YUCK she said!
Well, tomorrow is another day, and maybe, just maybe I will go and hunt out some snakes when growlmy goes on her round of errands, and leaves me in charge out back, because of the nice weather...
Now if only I could entice some squirrel dudes to come in the yard when I am there...
Good luck snake huntin'!!!!
Glad you had fun, MrJack! But what on earth is your growlmy thinkin?! Pullin' weeds fur hours with a bum wrist! Do you needs sum pals to come over and growl her into restin'? I'm on my way!
Have fun huntin' snakes!
good snake hunting, and some really good rolls where they were too!!!
Good morning Mr Jack.Glad you had fun with the snakes. I read this to mommy and she said you can come over anytime and we can go in her cottage as she calls it. A long long time ago people lived there.Her day care and seasonal +++ are in there. Mommy gos in cleaned things ,sorted out re stacked and trashed. Then the chipmunk's moved in !!! bring the walnut and making a big mess. pulling out pink stuff in ceiling and everything .Mommy worked a couple days on this . Boy was she mad when she saw this.I wish I could get them for her.
Chipmunks would be a lot more destructive than snakes, BOL!
We had a mouse furmily move into our shed once...UGH!
And the neighbors had a red squirrel colony in their attic! Now that would have been awful!
Mommy said she would rather has a couple snakes, there a lot better then Chipmunks and squirrel . Daddy had a squirrel or two in his garage, part man cave.so he has walnuts in there two.
The red ones next door brought in some wagonloads of walnuts according to the peeps who were trying to evict them! BOL!