Tag: Chipmunk


April 150076My morning started something like this … “Wen! Pull up your blind and then come right downstairs!” Seemed Darby and Bella were out for a walk. They are quite easy to lead back to the paddock – it just takes a bucket of sweet smelling grain … The slower job is to search for just how they got out in the first place. The story, as best as we could surmise, is that Bella squeezed out between the gate and the fence post from the back paddock. Darby, being either the super vigilant one in charge … or the buddy who cannot let her bff get one up on her, likely tried to jump the fence. It looks like she did a belly flop right on the top of it all resulting in two t-posts now being ‘j’ posts and a stretch of fencing down. When I realized that I went back to search them out in the woods to make sure she was alright. No cuts … but I’m betting there are some tender bruises under that coat.

At lunch I went down to the farm to check on Little Grey. He is doing great! He was asleep when I came in … curled up with Cinnamon’s babies. When he heard my voice he was up and popping over to see what was up – and likely salivating at the thought of my catching him a chance to nurse. He had a good long drink and then when I was leaving was heading back to his sleeping buddies. This past week has been a real turning point for him. Being able to nurse again has meant he is growing much more quickly. He is also learning lots of social skills from his herd. Really amazing to see what the tiny kids can manage in just a few weeks …

Back at home Oz was being super vigilant at the study window … the chipmunks are driving him crazy!

Enjoying a rainy afternoon here. Happy Easter weekend!