Fox On The Run

Living out here, there is, of course, wildlife. We hear coyotes often, and see them not quite as often as we hear them. We’ve seen 3 bald eagles around the fields for the past couple weeks…in fact, Wednesday night, we watched one land in the middle of a flock of geese, kicking them up to the air, and then standing there, challenging the geese to land again. As they swirled around, we watched him turning on the ground, following them. Pretty cool.

Last night, Hubby spotted a fox in the field. I, of course, grabbed the camera and headed out to catch some pictures.

Look who's in my field...

Look who’s in my field…

Looking around...

Looking around…

Just missed the punce...but tail is in the air!

Just missed the pounce…but tail is in the air!

Yikes!

Yikes!

Heard the biger Predator coming...

Heard the bigger Predator coming…

And whoosh! Gone!

And whoosh! Gone!

In that last picture, you can see some large brown things way up at the top…those are bison. 🙂 Not mine, but one day, they will be out there too! Then y’all will get tired of bison photos, because there will be a ton of them!

Scenes From Around The Farm

Loaner tractor...we get to use this one until the one we paid for comes.

Loaner tractor…we get to use this one until the one we paid for comes.

My Max Cat, enjoying the sunshine. :)

My Max Cat, enjoying the sunshine. 🙂

Max and Spooky.

Max and Spooky.

One more of the Boys. They just make me smile, these guys!

One more of the Boys. They just make me smile, these guys!

Spooky approves of the tractor...

Spooky approves of the tractor…

Bees on the wild daisies. We have a bunch of farmers near by with hives, so we see a lot of bees.

Bees on the wild daisies. We have a bunch of farmers near by with hives, so we see a lot of bees.

Macro fun with the fence post...

Macro fun with the fence post…

My road sign...it's a simple picture, but one of my favorites that I've taken here.

My road sign…it’s a simple picture, but one of my favorites that I’ve taken here.

Hawk soaring over the field next to ours.

Hawk soaring over the field next to ours.

 

Another Foundling…

This is the 2nd cat we’ve had dropped on our property in the last 2 weeks. Frustrating, because I know people are just driving around looking for somewhere to dump them. Grrrr!! Here’s the thing folks…just because I have all this land, doesn’t mean I want your responsibility. If you took this animal, for whatever reason, you are responsible for it! Decided you can’t take care of it? For heaven’s sake, there are shelters you can leave them at…even out in the country! Don’t just drop it on the side of a gravel road, thinking “someone will look after it”. Not everyone is like me. Not everyone is willing to take in a dropped animal and make sure it’s safe.

Me, I’m a sucker. She cried and cried, and purred and snuggled into my jacket when we found her…at 1:30 in the morning, trying to jump into the kitchen window.
*sigh*
Some people suck.

This pretty little girl was dropped somewhere near our farm. Wound up on my back deck...

This pretty little girl was dropped somewhere near our farm. Wound up on my back deck…

Poor baby is so skinny, and hasn't even started her winter coat yet. So we know, she was someone's indoor kitten.

Poor baby is so skinny, and hasn’t even started her winter coat yet. So we know, she was someone’s indoor kitten.

We checked for an ear tattoo, but nothing. We’ve named her Heidi, and she’s moved into the garage with Max, Spooky and Fiona. Max ignores her, Spooky beats on her in a kitteny way, and well, who knows what Fiona thinks? We hardly ever see her. 🙂

 

 

 

Unsociable Cat

spooky and maxHa! This cat is supposed to be an unfriendly, unsocial cat…clearly who ever assessed Max didn’t give him enough time to adjust. He’s been just fine with Spooky-who, admittedly, as a kitten, can be a pain in the butt!-and Fiona.

I think this boy just needed room, because he’s very happy here!

The Elusive Fiona

Just over a week ago, Hubby was working outside, while I was working inside. When he finished, we decided to sit and watch some mindless tv together. 🙂

As I came out of the library/office, I looked out the front window and said “Uh, we have a kitten in the front yard!” After a chase, a near face clawing and a kittenly collapse from exhaustion, Hubby caught this ball of fluff. It clearly was not from around here, because it ran blindly, with fear, from all of us, and got caught up in some snow fencing.

Hubby came over to the pasture fence, and held up this little hissing thing…as tired as it was, it was still ready to start some shit, let me tell you! Well, to get out of the pasture, he had to climb the fence, so he handed the hissing fluff to me. I had a hold of its scruff and tucked the bottom end into my sweater…yes, I know, there was a chance to get pooped on, but it was cold, and the poor thing was so scared, I figured, poop or no poop, this thing needed to snuggle.

It snuggled in, and drifted off to sleep rather quickly. Once it was settled, I flipped the little one to see what we had…it’s a girl!

Hubby called her a “pretty little princess” to which we said “NO!!” Never, ever name a female “Princess”, because they then act like one. Since this one was so fierce, and regal at the same time, Princess fit, but, no spoiled princesses allowed! So, Fiona it was. 🙂

We put her in the kitty kennel in the garage, with food, and water, and left her for the night.

Since then, it’s been a hit and miss on when we see her. Until today…she came out and decided to play in the sunshine, and I was able to get some pictures.

Comfortable enough her to groom in the sunshine.

Comfortable enough for her to groom in the sunshine.

She heard the beep from the camera...

She heard the beep from the camera…

Oh, look! I found my foot!

Oh, look! I found my foot!

Exploring...

Exploring…

The Kids have fun playing together.

The Kids have fun playing together.

Uh oh...spotted. Fun has to stop!

Uh oh…spotted. Fun has to stop!

Oh my, don't we have catitude?

Oh my, don’t we have catitude?

Brat. She's sticking her toungue out at me.

Brat. She’s sticking her tongue out at me.

We figure she was dumped here. What leads us to that conclusion is the fact that while Hubby was locking up the garage, he saw the same car drive past the property 3 times really slow…as in less than 5 mph. He figures on one of those passes, Fiona ended up out the window.

What makes me mad about this is if the driver had just come in the yard and said “Hey, want this kitten?” we would have taken her. It would have been way less stress on her, and so much easier to acclimatize her to farm life. Not to mention, it would have been the decent thing to do, instead of dropping her out a moving car window.

At least she’ll have a good home here.