Friday, July 19, 2019

Something is Moving in the Grass

If you hear yourself saying that, perhaps you should take a very close look before walking up to check. 

A week ago, we received a call wondering if Dan could help.  We immediately jumped in the truck and headed over.  What we found was as impressive as neighbor Deb said it was.  She had leaned over to pick up a piece of wood there is was.  Thankfully it was more interested in scaring than biting right at that time.  Later that day, Dan saw a copperhead down a road leading to the river.  There is some thought that the flood waters have pushed snakes up out of the valley.


Several nights ago, we came home late on the ATV.  As we were turning into the barn, our lights caught something in the grass.  The quality of the picture is poor because it was nearly dark.  But, no mistake this bunny was on high alert.


Then tonight we were sitting on the deck.  It was totally dark but we were enjoying the stars and gentle breeze.  When the mosquitoes decided to join us, I got up to go in the house.  As I walked in the garage, a little light shone across the yard and Dan asked if I would get a flashlight.  He thought there was something in the grass.  Sure enough, this little guy was busy digging for grubs and acted like it didn't even know we were there.  The crazy thing is it started to come right toward us and ended up coming up into the flower bed and went under the deck we were sitting on!   It could be one of the young ones that we think were raised under the mower shed.  Once again the picture is poor quality because Dan was holding a flashlight on it for light.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Counting Bales

I'm going to share a YouTube video I made last night.  First,  a little background.

Currently, I am subscribed to at least ten and probably more YouTube video channels.  These are produced by ocean cruisers and full-time RVers mostly.  I am amazed at the quality of these self made videos.  At some future time, I'll list some of the most well done.

So, I thought if they can do it, so can I.  Last night, there was a beautiful full moon, a few little clouds to make the sky interesting and Dan wanted to look over the bales that had been rolled up in the pasture.  So, off we went with my little video camera shooting here and there.

We spent about 30 to 45 minutes driving around and sitting to watch for deer in the beans.  The deer, for once, did not show up, but it was a beautiful sunset.  When we got home, it took me about three hours to edit the video and start the upload to YouTube.  I had to go to bed, because the 2 minute video was going to take over an hour to upload. 

This morning, I found the finished product.  Full disclosure, both Dan and I laugh out loud when we watch it.  Dan says it's my hat, I think it's the fact that this is actually what we do and the neighbors are probably laughing at us regularly as we tool around looking at stuff. 

At any rate, here you go: