The honey bees are in full swing and I will do my first honey extraction next week. The girls were all over my false spirea yesterday:
Busy little things, gathering sweetness. And then...
This baby skunk spent the night in our garage last night. A local farmer found him starving behind their house and took him in.Turns out another neighbour shot the mama skunk, orphaning four babies. The farmer saw the babies in the field before finding this little one; likely the other babies perished. :(
Apparently there was some talk of making the skunk a pet, which is not only a bad idea, but illegal here. After two or three weeks, my friend talked the farmer into handing over the skunk, and I called our OSPCA agent, who collected Stinky this morning and drove him to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee.
I got an update from them this afternoon. Stinky is in great shape (the farmer took good care of him!) and has been placed with a group of other skunk babies his own age. In the fall, he will be released together with his new little family.
Last night and this morning, I made a nice plate of scrambled eggs (and peas!) for our guest, who ate them all up.
So cute! A happy ending for this little stinker.
Have a great weekend!