Friday, June 29, 2012
Patsy found a snake in her henhouse and killed it because snakes have been known to kill baby chicks. They'll eat eggs, too.
I once heard a strange noise near my garden and went to investigate. A snake was eating a toad that you would swear wouldn't fit in his mouth, and the toad was making the noise. It's the only time I've heard a toad's voice.
It always bugs me when city folks look at a toad and call it a frog. Toads are brown and fat and can't hop very high; frogs are green and can cover yards of space with one hop. (Hey, I warned you this was random.)
It's amazing how many varmints like to eat chicken. We have a fox that runs through my back yard almost daily, and will play in the horse pasture catching bugs to eat, with me and Cliff watching and talking. If I had chickens, that would be a dead fox, but right now I really don't have any good reason to wish him harm; maybe he will get some of the moles that tear up our yards.
Some people assumed that when we went to Colorado recently, we had decided not to go to Canada. Not so. We have changed our agenda numerous times, but we have our passports and are going, probably in July or August. We were going to wait until September, but Cliff's brother and his wife have decided it's just going to be too tough to squeeze into their plans, so we'll go sooner. Maybe it will be cooler there, and we can get a break from the heat!
P.S. I just checked: the high today in Calgary is supposed to be 73. Here, it will be 101. Yesterday was 104.