Monday, February 20, 2012

Friday cat blogging on Monday

PuddyTat learned this trick from LittleOne when he was too small to jump. Now he jumps as do all the others. Not PT. She's as lazy as her servant.

Seen on a Sunday walk in February

With some new cheap boots to wear - gotta save the Muck boots for serious work - I braved the mud and cinders of the "tracks" for a mile and a half walk. If you look closely, you can see a couple of light spots which were rather obviously beaver felled trees. I had to investigate.

If you look closely you can see that the nearer tree was a successful fall but the farther one was not. Why not? None of it fell in the water and much more work will be needed before any of it is transportable or edible.

The dam is in the same pond but several hundred feet to the left of the photo above.

The dam that has the pond higher than it has been in years is even farther up the tracks. The following three photos are of the dam. It is maybe 15 feet wide and now 6 feet tall. They have worked on this for years. When the pond gets too high, the neighbors poke holes in it. For that reason I wonder how long the beavers will be able to use this ledge.

This is the outlet to the lake. Water always seeps thru under the tracks.

This photo of two geese was taken just to the right of the previous photo. I need to watch for the geese and chase them off the yard. Our annual battle is beginning too early this year.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

First signs of new life 2012

I'm pleasantly surprised that the daffys don't have squared off leaves from the frosts. These are very close to the house. the ones in the yard have yet to poke their leaves above the surface. Probably wise.