Saturday, February 27, 2010

Turtles were hibernating? Hatching?

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Some of the ground washed away from our bridge over the course of the last few floods.

  • I dug out a couple of now-useless cinder blocks that had been serving as retaining walls, and pulled out another that had fallen into the water.
  • Build a new retaining wall to hold the dirt just this side of the bridge.
  • In the course of digging some dirt and wheelbarrowing it down the path to the bridge, here's what I picked up with the shovel.  They were getting ready to hatch?  In February?
These are tiny little guys.  Almost like the kind you used to be able to buy at the Five and Dime store.  You can see their size by noticing the orange ladybug on the porch deck.  Looks like their eyes aren't ready to open (see lower left picture).  Not to worry, these two guys were replaced back in the dirt where they had been living.

Armadillos invade Tennessee

Notice that before 1995, the Armadillo weren't in Tennessee.
Now they are here.

The next  posts shows the cat and one of our Armadillo.

After that, enjoy a video of our two new "friends"

Cat watches Armadillo

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Armadillos in the yard



Enjoy these critters before the crops are planted.

Cat in the tree


The cat enjoyed getting out in the sunshine.

Winter at the River

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It is so peaceful at the River in the winter.  The sunshine finally turned the sky blue.  You can still see some snow on the shady parts of the river bank.
The horizontal tree at the left arrived during one of the more recent floods.  Look carefully above the river bank and you'll see a cabin and garden cottage.
The river is still a little high.  In the summer the water on the right will be gone.  Grasses and poison ivy will take its place.
(This is a panorama from several shots of the river; looking downstream.)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pretend it's summer

Listen to the sounds of the paddling in the water.

Pretty soon it will be spring.

Relax and enjoy the short, boring video.



Late January Snow

Schools closed - plenty of snow in Perry County.

  • The Barn looks cozy.  
  • Can you see the elk?  
  • The highways were covered in snow.  
  • Look at Main Street-- what happened?  
  • Snow plow travels along (won't do much good with it's plow up).




(see more at the Buffalo River Review)

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