Halfway through October, and the rains have truly arrived. It's raining every day now, and although we get sunshine most mornings, the clouds roll in earlier and earlier in the day. Today, it started to rain by 11:30 am. So we're riding this part of the year out. It's not a complaint, I'm just telling it like it is.
This week though, we had the added inconvenience of feeling sick. Kevin especially had some kind of stomach bug. It completely wiped him out... and then, although I didn't have the bug to the same degree, I felt my energy drain quickly. This week has been dedicated to relaxing and feeling better. As you can see, Bobbie McGee has squirmed her way onto the couch for a cuddle. Look at that smile on Kevin's face... just melts your heart, doesn't it? (Just to be clear, Bobbie is still an outdoor dog who gets to visit inside during raining days... and she is never allowed on the couch, except to cheer Kevin up while he was sick. I'm not sure who I have to be more strict with regarding the house rules haha.)
In other news... the Blue Heron is back... October and November seems to be its time of year to stalk our fish. Unlike the Osprey who dive close to the water to snatch their prey, Herons wade into the water quietly.. stealthily.
Last year, Kevin put bamboo poles in the ground and attached fishing line to prevent the bird from catching its dinner. It worked like a charm. The line doesn't hurt the Heron, it just stops it. Unfortunately, our little Bobbie, as much as we love her, is a little dickens. She chewed the fishing line in several places destroying the barrier. Now that the Heron was back in town, there was no time to waste, we had to solve the problem... pronto!!
Kevin attached wire this time all around the big pond, and the other two smaller ponds. We spotted the Heron a couple of times this week, but since the wire has been up, no sign of it. Yay! Herons will try a few times, but will then get fed up and try elsewhere. We hope that's the case.
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