Friday, November 29, 2013

It's always something....

Two stories about today before I go to bed....

This morning.....we kept hearing a thump on what we thought was possibly a wire or cable on the side of the house. The wind was blowing.....This started about 7am this morning and although I thought it was odd that I had not heard this thump before, especially earlier in the week when the wind was blowing even more....I thought maybe something had come loose causing something to flap in the wind.

It was a consistent thump.... just like a wire, rope or cable that extends from your roof to the ground or somewhere in between would have made.

Occasionally I heard a Mockingbird squak and fuss and each time the thump stopped only to return in a minute or so. I thought then something was trying to get into the house and was making this sound and perhaps the bird scared it off. John even said he thought something was trying to get into the house.

About 8:30 I finally got out of bed and went into the kitchen to make coffee for us both.

When I brought it back to the bedroom...John suggested I look out one of the windows.....a bird was trying to fly thru the bedroom window.

Thus the sound. Seems that a crazy Mockingbird was flying into the window pane, dropping slightly as it hit it, , flew away from the window and tried it again. Thump, thump, thump...For an hour and a half.

I bet he had one heck of a headache.

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And tonight....we went to a local venue to meet up with John's nephews who were in town to play some pool. As we were coming home....and as we just turned off of the bridge that goes over the river behind the house.....several feral hogs ran in front of the truck. The last one was plainly feral, black and white and the perfect size.

And we didn't have a gun with us.

Shucks...but it did remind me that it's time to head to Farmer Genes other row crop area just down the road that borders the river to the rear to perhaps sit an evening and get one.....

ANY farmer in the area would GLADLY let you on the property if you ask to shoot hogs. Feral or Javelinas

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