Thursday, May 31, 2012

Learning Lessons

Lesson number one is for me. Once you have caught a snake; kill it! This was a chicken snake that was caught in the bird netting around my pond. It scared Chili and she hollered. Then I saw it but decided since I was going to eat pizza, I would take care of it when I came back. I came back and it was gone. That is the first time I have seen a snake get out of bird netting. The next night just guess where the snake was. In my shed where the chickens lay eggs; eating an egg. My brother came down and killed the snake.

Then Oscar was after it. I don't know if Oscar has ever encountered a snake before, but he knew it was bad. Skylar just walked past it to bring me a stick to throw.

Now Molly is learning this is a bad thing and you have to be careful. I've got to tell you though, both of these dogs would have been bitten if the snake had been alive. I guess you have to learn. When I was young I saw our catahoula curs kill rattlesnakes. It was something to see.

Okay, we got this.

Here is another problem. You might notice it is inside the pen where I keep my little biddies. They are locked up in the cage at night where big bad critters can't get them.

And here is the remedy. He is in the cage and Molly had no idea what this is. She does know it is something she is not getting close to. She kept making a wide circle. That stupid little Oscar would have been right next to the cage. He has no fear.

Time to say bye. He's off to another location.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

 Thank you veterans, families of veterans and all military for your service to our country. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hazards of Windows

 Last Sunday we were just sitting around when BAM. It was a poor little bird that flew into the window. I think he knocked his self slap out.

It took several minutes before he even open his little eyes and  moved any.

This is a Downy Woodpecker. He's really cute. I think this is an immature one. I did have to look it up to see what it was. He flew off right after this picture was made.