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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There's Never a Dull Moment

We have had quite a bit of action here in our backyard.

We have had Fantastic Mr. Fox running around back there.

We have had a swarm of bees (not our own), which I was able to capture.

We get antelope all the time.

We had a herd of cows one time. 

Then of course we can't forget the devastating chicken coop fire we had.

Recently, I woke up, looked out the window to find what I thought were 2 horses in my backyard. I hadn't yet put on my contacts or glasses. I started making phone calls to everyone in the neighborhood who had horses, and I couldn't track down the owner. I put on my glasses and noticed they actually weren't horses, but mules. They lived two doors down from us and had gotten out. They must have heard from the other animals that our house was "The Place To Hang Out". 
There is never a dull moment here on our backyard farm, and I LOVE IT!

I can't wait to see what happens next!

What exciting things are happening in your neck of the woods?

~marisa

11 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We just have wild turkeys gobbling at the moment, that time of year when the gobblers strut around like peacocks and let the world know they are there and in the mood for love.

{Liana} said...

What a fabulously busy backyard you have:) Love that you have such a cool thing going right outside your door!

Mommy Minded said...

Wow! You are not kidding! I just have neighbor's dogs barking at the highway :(

GirlRural.com said...

Awww, I love mules! Did you go feed them carrots? I can't blame them for wanting to come visit! Your backyard certainly is beautiful. About my only excitement was my crazy neighbor saying there was a dog on top of my chicken run. Um, there wasn't, but it was interesting.

LeAnn said...

Michael and Marisa,

You have an exciting place.

MAYBELLINE said...

All the birds are "twitterpated". Owls, hawks, doves, geese - are all "busy".

LindaG said...

Nothing happening here, but thanks for sharing your happenings with us. :-)

daisy said...

Nothing THAT exciting!

Glad that all is well. At least I hope it is...

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

The bees are terrifying! The mules are hysterical!

Lana

Jill said...

In my backyard I have eagles that spend the winter. My daughter was once "pooped" on by a big bald eagle that was roosting in the trees. She was very upset, but I said "Sis, not very many people can say they have been pooped on by an eagle. Thats AWESOME!"

Charlotte said...

I love it.