Monday, March 2, 2015

A TWG Idiosyncrasy

I prefer not to share too much of myself (TexWisGirl, TWG, T, Theresa) on the blog these days, but I'll give you a glimpse into one of my idiosyncrasies.

I bought a pair of rain boots off of E-Bay. Although I'm not affiliated with the college (University of Texas), I am in Texas and I happen to like Longhorns so figured, what the heck... I am always wearing, using, ruining rain/muck boots and besides, they were a good price so worth the risk I wouldn't like them.
Well, I loved them. Best fitting rain/muck boots I've ever worn.
If there's one thing I've learned in my 51+ years on this earth, if you find shoes you like that fit well, BUY MORE! NOW! So I watched for the liquidation seller to post them again, made him an offer, and bought 5 more pair at an even better price.
 My 'herd' of longhorns stand at the ready...
And it's a good thing as, after several months, I've about used up the first pair.
 But it's obvious, they love me, too. :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Few Birds at the Feeders

Two male Red-Winged Blackbirds (female Brown-Headed Cowbird in the background)
 This one had a broken beak but still seemed to be eating well.

Two female Red-Winged Blackbirds
A male Cardinal and a tiny Field Sparrow (Whistling Ducks in the background)

Another Field Sparrow blurred in the foreground with a male Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Varmint in a Tree

We've had trouble with raccoon varmints this month. I have the horse feed secured in the barn (bags stored in closed tack room; usable feed in three metal trash cans) and years ago, we switched the bird seed storage to metal trash cans, too. But the raccoons have taken to raiding the bird feeders almost every night. The dogs spot them through the deck windows and go bonkers until I let them out. The dogs chase the raiders up into trees and sometimes keep them there all through the night, even when temps drop to freezing. But eventually (because they've mellowed with age) they will give up their post and come in to eat breakfast. I keep the dogs inside until the raccoons can make their escape in the daylight. Here's one making his descent from the bird feeder tree.

The Whistlers are wondering why this night-time varmint is out in the daylight.

The dogs tear up the bark on the trees out of frustration because they can't reach their prey.

Making sure the coast is clear before leaving the tree.

Not exactly graceful, but it works.

Feisty varmint, just go already!

Here's another tree the dogs have scraped up. Anyone else see the "Ghostbusters" logo in it or is it just me? :)

Linking to Saturday's Critters
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