Since JS is back home on the island I thought I would show off most of the outside cats now. So bottom photo from left front in a circle to right front. Chubby Snowball, Dark Clara, Panda is mostly hidden by Clara, Long hair calico is called JS for you JS, orange and white long hair is Orangesickle, the black male is Lance, The white one is Little Momma and the black one with slight calico colors is Ms Marples. Up above you can see the small calico behind the rooster is Grumpy Socks after grump of NM. We also have a large white male with yellow eyes we call Yellow Boy but he is the hunter and only stops in when he is hungry. We also have a short haired calico that shows up maybe once a week and I think that one has a home somewhere around here.
Yellow Boy is an older kitten form Little Momma and Chubby Snowball and Grumpy Socks are her latest kittens. The rest are drop off cats that some putz left out here in the country and they all showed up in two days a few months back. What can we do, we had to feed them, they found us so there you go.
Today it is warm, last night we had a thunder storm with a little lightning, real early for that here. Usually the first thunder storm is right before we hear the first spring peepers song but I don't think they are ready to sing just yet.
It is quite muddy and I sink in the lawn as I walk around. The ground is so soft no one can manure their fields at the moment, which is a job in January many start doing. I see wild rabbit tracks all around the house and one day saw the tracks of a fox chasing the rabbit but it got away. I saw a deer mouse crossing the parking lot at Mickie D's in town today and chased it back off the lot so it didn't get smooshed. They are much too cute to be smooshed.
As I have told a few here, we have not even hit 100 inches of snow and our normal snow fall is 290 inches. The lakes and ponds are not frozen solid as they should be, no ice fishing at all this year anywhere. The turkey and deer are very happy to find food much easier and the beaver built a new little dam down on the creek already.
The horses and cows are muddy up to their shoulders but I do think they enjoy the warm weather a lot more though. We have to keep them out of the fields right now, they would really mess it up with their weight on such soft ground. We must protect the grass that will soon grow and we don't want holes all over that would trip an animal or us later on. Broken legs are not what we aim for here.
I have found a lot of stone and rock to dig up to sell as garden stone but I must wait till the ground is more solid, everything would get bogged down real easy. So it's wait, watch and listen for SPRING PEEPER SONG TIME!
Yippee , two more moons then spring starts.