L'il Red came by this morning and I realized how big he looks compared to the chipmunks that live around the old pump.
I was walking past the tree where he loves to snack and he called out to me, gave me a look as if to say "where's my treat?" and sat in the box waiting anxiously.
He enjoyed a few seeds and a crust of 7 grain toast with peanut butter and then went on his way.
We have been cleaning up the property more and more as we are here. When the old coop came down we saved the logs to build another building in the future. The demolition team placed the logs on the ground in full view of the mouse-house. We soon felt they had to be moved to the back of the lot so they were not such an eye-sore from the house. Today was the day to get the tractor fueled up, along with the car and the trailer, and do the job.
The retired-guy had a good work-out.
Sometimes it seems like we are just moving things from here to there but there really is a plan. I do hope to someday have a potting shed built from these old logs that housed my gran's chickens for 50 odd years.
Here's two of the three resident chipmunks. They now live between two rocks at the well and this one loves to sun itself on my pots. haha! Too cute to shoo away. :)
And this one is perhaps guarding it's home from the intruder. That would be me.
I've named them Nutmeg and Basil but I can't tell them apart.
We are expecting some relief from this high heat and humidity of the last few days. The mouse-house has air-conditioning so we work a little and then take a break inside. Of course, with this high humidity comes mosquitoes which only adds to the discomfort. But, each day, our little property looks better and better.
"Nutmeg & Basil?"