Category Archives: Visitors and guests

Surprise visitors

Each summer for many years, we’ve hosted adults and children who want to meet our sheep. Children and sheep are a natural combination; children generally love animals, and sheep are gentle and can be fed graham cracker pieces without worrying about nipped fingers. Besides, we find that many of these young kids grow into teenage […]

An escape attempt

I wrote last Friday (May 19) about our newest houseguest, Herkie the baby sparrow. When he literally dropped into my life, he was a tiny featherless creature that looked more like an itty-bitty dinosaur than a bird. Rick and I set aside a corner of our dining room as a rehabilitation area, complete with heating […]

Fox pups

We have four or five fox dens within about a quarter mile of our house, most dug into the steep hillsides of the roadside right-of-way bordering our acreage. Most of our neighbors know the dens are there, and it’s not uncommon at this time of year to see one or more cars idling at the […]