Monday, May 17, 2010

Mysteries on the Farm!

Two strange things have happened here in the past couple of days.  I’m not sure if they are related or not.  First, last week I was hanging diapers up on the laundry line.  (Yes, we still use cloth diapers, and yes, I still hang laundry to dry in the sun and wind!)  I looked down and noticed….
Someone has been digging in our garden!  I wonder who.  I will have to keep an eye out for any potential suspects…  At least whatever it was didn’t get the tomato plants… Obviously it’s not a vegetarian!  Something has been digging for grubs is my guess!
I noticed the other strange thing this morning.  Here is what I found in the mulch right under one of the plum trees:
a brown egg shell!  We are vegan-vegetarians, so I know this didn’t come from our garbage.  We don’t have chickens so that can’t be the explanation either.  The only thing we can think of is that we do have neighbors with chickens.  Maybe there is a raccoon who is responsible for this, but my guess is that it’s more likely a coyote.  I’ve never actually seen a coyote, but I’ve been hearing them out over the past several evenings and they sound pretty close.


  1. Raccoon/skunk/fox might be the "who" for both of the mysteries...

  2. Oh! I didn't think about skunks... I did see one skulking around the end of the driveway a couple of weeks ago!