Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 24, 2014

Wildlife Walk


I decided to continue looking for an active beaver pond. Alas, the pond on the Heustis Forest trail was empty. Someone from the County was in with a clam digger and got rid of the beaver dam and lake. Why they would do that is beyond me. It used to be full of ducks, beavers and other wild life. End of rant!

 To make up for it, sort of, I found a Whisky Jack or Gray Jay, or Camp Robber. The link below gives some interesting info on them.

 http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=eb430142-1fcb-4cd5-bcf5-ea80fa876477
 In the fall if you are out and about, a fire draws them like a magnet. They are quite tame, hence the name Camp Robber. I have had them land on my shoulder and peck at my hat when hunting.
The Partridge or as we know it "chicken" is also quite tame  and also very tasty.

Then, of course, what would a walk in the bush be like without a Red Squirrel or two chattering at you.
I was hoping to run across a bear, but no such luck. I have an agreement with them. "I don't hunt bears, and they don't hunt me." Just as well I didn't see any . I left my bear spray at home.

October 23, 2014

And You Wonder Why..

They call them  "Mule Deer"?

I spent some time sleuthing around actually looking for an active beaver dam when I saw this gal.
She was not frightened at all
 They have terrific hearing. You never would guess that, would you?
 This is a head shot of her fawn from this spring.
 I never did find the beaver dam. Oh well, next time out.