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Our late night visitor March 19, 2009

Posted by Amy in Country Living.
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DH went out earlier to put the car windows up (it’s supposed to storm tonight), and suddenly I hear “What the Fuck IS that”?!?!

That would be a 4-5 inch long CrawFish on our front porch!  I have no idea how he made his way from the lake (behind the house… a long journey for a crawfish) up onto our porch.   Can they climb?    My daughter (the 5 year old who loves all things creepy crawly) wanted to keep it as a pet.     Um.. no.  I’ll allow snails and worms, but I draw the line at crawfish.

Check out those claws.  Yikes!



March 8, 2009

Posted by Amy in Country Living.
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One of the things I love about living in the “country” is the abundance of wildlife.   It is not uncommon to see deer, ducks, turtles, squirrels, bunnies, etc.  in our yard.   Even the neighbors free range chickens come to visit at times (leave some eggs in my yard, please!).   This evening I took the baby out to play and found a family of deer wandering around.   We have our immediate yard fenced in, for the sole purpose of keeping these guys out.  They have no problem walking right up to a house in search of food.    They do not seem to be afraid of humans, and at one point the only thing separating them from my laughing/squealing/pointing toddler was 10 feet and a chain link fence.