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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We have a new little visitor!! A raccoon was eating the birdseed at the foot of the tree this morning when Rejean went out - he startled it and it climbed the tree. I must have got about 66 pictures of it during the next hour or two. He eventually came down and started eating more seeds and peanuts. He is large but I have seen bigger ones. He is actually the first one we have seen around here in years. We don't leave food or garbage out so they have no reason to stick around. But this one found the seeds and decided to stick around for a while. Right now he is sleeping in the tree. We have some fish scraps left over from yesterday's fishing trip that we left out for the fox. I put it under the tree and when he came down he got a little treat. He put his paw on the dish and tried to pull it towards him but when that didn't work he just took some innards and started to eat it. He must have been full from the seeds because he only ate a bit then climbed back up the tree and is now sleeping. I'll be keeping an eye on him. The birds and squirrel certainly don't like him - they kept their distance when he was at the bottom of the tree. The squirrel was just chattering to beat the band at him. The raccoon just looked at him and continued to eat. Just a little excitement.
We have a big thaw going on - we woke up to freezing rain and above normal temps. But it is supposed to cool down by the end of the week. We were to have some plywood delivered today from Rozenburg's but Rejean called to cancel because you don't want a big truck driving on the laneway when it is soft - it produces huge ruts in the road and when it refreezes they remain. I can't even drive my car.
I finally finished the pine. We now have enough for the bathroom and out into the big room. But there is still tons to do. I am taking a break right now and just relaxing.
See Ya by.

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