Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's a venerable farm around here!

I live in the suburbs less than 1/2 mile from a highway-with a rather ugly backyard but with the parade of animals coming by, you'd never know it. We had a family of skunks living in our bushes leaving us with a lovely aroma every morning and night (I'm being sarcastic here!)

The other day Tyler yells out- "mom! come here! there is a turkey!" I thought he got his birds mixed up- it must a big crow or something but you know what? this is the guy strutting his stuff and leaving his business all over our backyard.

Kyle wanted to go out and catch him but gees.... Thanksgiving is so far away and what are we going to do with him until then?

He flapped his big wings and climbed up the fence and onto our neighbor's shed roof so my plans for a free dinner was gone. But he was magnificent! We've been all wondering where he/she is roosting. With urbanization of all their habitat I don't blame them for passing by.

I do not have rabbits either but this little guy came hopping by as well the other day and disappeared into our hedge. There must be a hole in there somewhere. We even had a family of black cats that gave birth in our bushes- we only saw them after one of the kitties fell out but they all disappeared few days later. I guess that's what you get for having a neglected back yard- the wild creatures are making it theirs.

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