Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Late fruit

I didn't mention it but the berries (blue berries and raspberries) around the Bolt Hole have yet to ripen. They are unusually late this year probably due to the cold conditions. That's driven some critters (like bears) to seek alternate food supplies. I had two old bird houses on a post in front of the barn. Operative word there is "had". They were busted open the other night by some thing looking to feast on the young birds inside. Two well formed nests were exposed and the chicks or eggs eaten.

Another note: A big old apple tree on the neighbor's corner has been dropping small green apples to the ground. Either the wind or the cold caused that. The deer have taken advantage of the bounty. There was a big doe feeding on those little green apples yesterday morning when I walked up to check the condition of his cabin.

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