Friday, June 19, 2015
It is as if we are suspended in a water droplet. We can see the world around us and it is lovely, even in the rain.
However, we can't escape the silken walls of water. Can't garden. Can't hay. It is raining so much the boss can't even get the driveway leveled off so it is not the grand canyon of the east.
Lots of grass out there. I stood at the kitchen sink looking up the hill to see if the bucks are around. Normally we have a doe and fawns hanging around the house, but this year there are two bucks, one large, one small. They are so tame that they came out of the machine shed the other day when the boss went up there after something. A lot of tracks suggest that they spend a bunch of time there.
Anyhow, through the drizzle I saw something out there, but it was just a greyish blur, not the bright russet of the deer or the stark black and white of the cows.
I was pretty sure it was a coyote, and after a quick run for the binoculars that was confirmed.
No wonder the kids' horse, Sunny, had been spooking and hawking around the yard. It was a BIG one! Looked more like a pale German Shepherd than a yote. Its head was almost pure pale tan to right down behind its ears.
It hung around, right near the cows and the horse, for quite a while before it moseyed away in grass up to its shoulders.
We never lack for wild things....it's like we live in a national park or something only without the rangers.
Last week it was a fox on the lawn. I think I saw a weasel on my walk the other morning. A %$#&&*(^** chipmunk practically sat on my feet on the porch to drink from the tool carrier I keep the young mint plants in on the porch the other day.
It has eaten all but one of my new hostas, some sunflower plants, and so much bird seed I simply quit feeding.
Anyhow, it is wet, it has been wet, apparently it will be wet.
Yesterday I taught Peggy to say "water", which was pretty cool.
Liz suggest that her next word should be "ark".
Instead I taught her to say "chocolate." Then I sent the boss out to buy us some.