squirrel, his body about eight inches long, would be born so late in the season. I read squirrels have two litters a year one later in the summer. Since this squirrel has fur he wasn't a new born. He must have fallen from the nest and washed down the hill. I don't think Barney got him because he didn't have a mark on him. Later Gary brought him to a better resting place.
mole, his body about six inches long, lying on top of the ground. The mole was a great curiosity to me because of his silver fur. I couldn't find any references for moles that color in this country. They are supposed to have brown fur. His plump body is not bloated, that's a normal body shape for this animal. Moles spend almost all of their lives underground and can dig a tunnel 13 feet long in an hour. Moles eat earthworms and insect larvae but not plants. They can paralyze a worm with a toxin and save the worm to eat later. I suspect all the rain caused this guy to come up to the surface due to a flooded den. I returned the next day to show Gary and the mole was gone. We don't know if he was playing dead or if a buzzard found him. I like to think he made it back to his home. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
500 Great Books by Women. Now I can refer to this book when I'm at the library.
Clay Blog Review, for September. Thanks Brandon for such a comprehensive list of blogs for this past month and for including my blog in your review.
Today may be a wash out at the farmer's market since we're expecting a deluge of rain, but we'll be there anyway. Thankfully the market is covered so it will be easier to keep dry. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Looks like Saturday's market is going to be a rainout but we'll go anyway because we may get lucky with less rain than predicted. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.