Thursday, September 18, 2014

Relax, Nothing Is Under Control

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Good News: We finally received some rain!

Terrifying News.....

A few weeks ago we heard there was a rabid skunk around. It was several miles away, so we weren't too worried about it. (Since then, it's been killed).

However, just the other day our neighbor stopped by and said his daughter-in-law was CHASED by a rabid skunk over the weekend! She was in her driveway when it came out of the woods and ran straight towards her. Once she was safely inside, she watched it having a fit, basically rolling around in the yard. By the time she got her father to come shoot it, it was gone.

Which means it's still out there.

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The house this happened at is basically right in or backyard. (The father and daughter-in-law's houses are on the same large acreage. The cows I'm always filming are on their land, which they share. In the videos I just try not to film their houses. They only live about 2 acres behind us).

I'm so thankful that Abby and Izzy got their rabies shots recently. We can't take Maddie in to get hers yet. We had planned on taking her this weekend, but instead my brother and his wife are coming.

But what is it about this place? Snakes, black widow spiders, and now woodland animals with rabies! It makes me feel like I'm being hunted.

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- Video from the other morning:



I would have preferred filming from outside, to better hear the birds, but it was so humid the camera lens permanent state was a fogged up mess. (A common occurrence around here). It was like watching the ending of Casablanca.

Two things I wish I got to film were 1). the crows flying right past me, and 2). one of the hummingbirds hovering in front of the camera. The crows fly right next to the porch, and the hummers often hover right next to the glass of the back door. We find them looking in to the living room all the time.

These hummers are very comfortable around us. I really believe they would drink out of our hands if given the opportunity. I've never seen anything like it.

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- Abby the Courageous:

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A lovely milestone visited us this week!

Our little Abigail has always had the strangest fears, one being walking on hardwood floors and the kitchen tile. The other day Abby and I were playing one of her favorite games outside.

After fetching rocks and hard lumps of clay, we went inside but Abby was still very hyper and excited and wanting to go back out.


(FYI: Please excuse the messy house)

Fortunately, those endorphins must have jump-started some kind of elixir for bravery because she completely forgot her fear of walking on the kitchen tile!

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- The hummingbirds before sunset:



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This week we discovered that two baby bunnies were born behind our butterfly bush. They're so cute!

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~♥~♥~♥~♥~~♥~♥~♥~♥~

Sharing with these lovely memes:
CAMERA CRITTERS / SATURDAY'S CRITTERS / I'D RATHER B BIRDIN'

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15 comments:

  1. So glad you got the rain Kristen. We had some over night too and the lighting strikes were so close that my house actually shook with a couple of them. They were CLOSE. I was really hoping all of our horses would still be standing this morning. They were!
    It's bad enough having a skunk around...let alone a rabid one. We have a skunk that has been coming around eating the cat food the past couple evenings and he's not at all leary of us. But I certainly am of him :)))))))
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs from here...

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  2. Kristen, we had a lot of rain this week, too. Close to 5 inches over 3 days. Not a big fan of skunks either. There have been some rabid bats in this area. Enjoyed your videos. Have a pleasant weekend.

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  3. Wonderful collection of images..The rabid skunk sounds awful.. I love your Abby & Maddie, they are so cute. The bunny, frog, cow and the donkey are all great critters..Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Happy for you for getting the rain. We've had so much rain in the past month here in NW Wisconsin. Love that cute frog! Your story of Abby's fear of the floor reminded me of our GSD who used to wipe out on the floor, so I kept a trail of carpet runners out for him. lol

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  5. What a fun visit ! Loved all the little videos today.
    Cracked me up seeing the calm doggie in the living room watching TV on the throne bed (loved that doggie bed by the way)
    The hummingbirds are great aren't they , they were like that here on the New England farm till last week when they started leaving heading South for the Winter. They are all pretty much gone this week :( won't be back till next April) ~ sigh.
    Loved your video of them.
    Glad you got some rain.

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    1. Ah, yes. Maddie's throne bed. We don't call her a diva for nothing. :p

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  6. Wonderful variety of critter photos ~ my favorite is your oh so cute little dog! And the little frog too!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Lovely critters! The little frog is so cute.

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  8. Sweet hummer!!! Thank you for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

    [love the bunny nest too!!!]
    Oh, and I have to say your blog template and header are super.

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    1. Thank you! I do change it a lot though. I'm pretty obsessive over that.

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  9. What a delightful post...love all the birds and critters! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Lots of cute critters around your house. Hope the rabid skunk problem gets taken care of..

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  11. What a sweet blog you have, Kristin! The rain was welcome, wasn't it? Those little bunnies sure are cute. I didn't realize that they built a nest like that, so similar to a bird. Loved all your critters. I hope the skunk is dispensed of in short order, for it's sake and all of yours! Have a magical week!

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    1. I didn't know that about their nests either. They're actually really sweet!

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