Some New Faces around the place
A neighbour gave me a few animals he was too busy to care for.
On the socialist belief that there is always room and food for one more, I took them in even when they have little food value and offer only to bring a little joy and delight.
Here is Daisy, the dog and Ben, the dog, trying to figure out what the lopped ear dwarf rabbit is. They seemed interested in it. Daisy would be gentle with it but Ben, if it were outside on the lawn would hear the call of his wild wolf ancestors and tear it to pieces and eat it. I, also, got back a white buck rabbit I gave my neighbour a year ago. It is more likely to find its way into being cooked and eaten with dark sauce! Yumm! The last time I had that was in the elegant restaurant in Toronto, Chateau d'Orsi. That was another lifetime ago.
I also got two white banty hens and two colourful banty roosters. In this photo, you see the two roosters and one of the hens on the top rail. where they can look out of the picture window at the goings on in the yard. I trust the other rooster and hens in the chicken hutch will accept them. I expect some pretty small eggs from these two hens. Banties apparently make good pets and eat a lot of bugs, so they really do have a use. Here is a site that encourageous keeping banties and rare breed poultry. Pocket Flocks...Bantam breeding and networking
Here is a deer I spotted up the road on the way into the bush. Deer are plentiful now. When I moved here there were no deer around . I was wrongly, told there used to be but they don't like to share territory with the moose. Over the last 15 years they have slowly appeared. In the last couple of years they have become plentiful. With the mild Winters I expect this trend to continue with more young surviving. With the logging their is lots of browse for them to feed on as regrowth of the forsest cuts begins.
Oh, Yes, here is another face. Veronica, my friend from Alabama has showed up for a month long visit. Don't you just love the ample red pine she is leaning against. I look her into the bush to see some of the "old growth " trees. White Pine, and not Red Pine are the biggest species, but Red pine are my favourite. They are cut for poles. This one will not be cut as it is by the shore of Temagami Lake but if it were it would make a magnificent pole.