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Monday, August 31, 2015

September Song

First of September already. As the old song says, "the days grow short when we reach September". And we can see it for sure as the sun sets a little earlier every evening.
Heavy smoke in the air last week. Supposed to be drifting in from fires in the Northwest U.S. they say.
Harvesting has begun in  a few fields but not mine just yet.
A new beaver dam has appeared in a bad place. The creek is carrying away water that the municipal pumps are pushing across my land but the beavers seem to want to keep the water on my field. The location is in the trees where heavy equipment can't get at it to tear the dam apart so it means I have to create an opening by grubhoe every day. Not the kind of exercise I need or want but I don't need that extra water either. 

4 comments:

  1. You aren't shooting the beavers? Then I like you even better.

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    1. The only reason I have not shot them is that they have not shown up at the right time. If I could I would eradicate the species. They are nothing but a pest in this area and have caused no end of problems. They are right up there on the pest list with raccoons and rats here. However I have released a skunk from a live trap just to show I have my good side :-)

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  2. Incidentally, beaver meat is delicious.

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    1. I hear raccoon is quite tasty too Gorges but I think I'd have to be pretty hungry before eating either of them.

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