So, my hubby got me a wonderful wildlife cam for Christmas! I set it right up near the fox den by our laneway.
The first shot was...
...a semi-trailer truck whizzing by in the early morning.
...a lunatic wearing a parka over her pajamas, getting a lift up the laneway to retrieve said camera.
...Gordon coming home from work later that same day. So today I snowshoed to the woodlot and set up the camera near where I saw turkey, rabbit, snowshoe hare and other tracks. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, things are staying relatively toasty in the coops, if a tad white-trash:
We got these awesome Sweeter Heaters
that draw a tiny amount of electricity, and aren't a fire hazard the way heat lamps are.
And my friend Pierre made me that great new chicken feeder out of PVC piping (or whatever it's called!) They spill way less feed. He is making us one for the duck coop, too. He even filed down all the edges of the holes so that the plastic wouldn't be rough on the birds.
Here's the heater set-up in the duck coop. The heaters are supposed to be about 18" from the birds, and you can hang them or wall-mount them, so we have both!
Today the temps have warmed up to just above freezing. I put out water for the ducks to bathe in and they had a great old time! Then the dogs and I went snowshoeing back to the woodlot.
Tristan likes to take a breather every now and then.
My intrepid old dog! Slow and plodding, but he gets it done!
And here's Sophie and my snowshoe, with some ear weirdness going on.
She is anything but slow and plodding. Although she and Tristan are the same age (11), she doesn't suffer from arthritis the way he does, and is still a speedy muscular machine!
And she still likes to eat snow.
And is always alert! I think she heard the neighing of the horses next door.
We've had quite a lot of snow, as you can see!
Meanwhile, Louise stayed inside and kept my chair warm.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!