Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Haven't been posting lately. I broke my wrist in another bad fall last Wed. night. It's so hard to take photos now but I managed these. I really have to use the tripod and it isn't good for much.
I have a new unwanted critter in my rock wall. Haven't gotten a picture of it yet but hope to. I just spotted it this morning. A RAT! I haven't seen one in a couple years and was hoping I never would but with all the food out there it was bound to happen again. The trouble with a rat is in the spring they will kill the chipmunks. In years past I managed to kill them by climbing out my window at night and placing poisoned peanut butter balls in their path. It always worked but now I can't climb out there any more so I guess I will have to stop feeding all the animals and birds. Maybe that is why all this is happening too. I can't throw the nuts out over the rock wall since I broke my wrist, so the foxes have to come down close if they want any. The deer don't need any. And I really shouldn't be feeding them anyway. It's the squirrels that will be the hardest to get rid of. They will chew on my windows if they don't get fed. But maybe I will just have to stop and see what happens. I won't be able to look at their faces begging me. It will be sad but it will be the best for all of us. Besides, I'm not going to be around that much longer so it will stop at that time. And if I end up in the hospital they won't get fed either. It has been fun for the past 13 years though.
By the way. Learning to use the mouse and type with my left hand, one fingered, has been a challenge also!


Tony nile life said...

you are sure going through a rough patch Gin best look after yourself I know its hard but the wildlife will survive they are much more hardy than us two legged critters. look at your fox all that worrying you did. get yourself better then start enjoying your wildlife they will still be there for you to enjoy.

The Retired One said...

I am SO sorry you had to go through the pain from your fall.....I know how bummed you must be not to be able to take photos too because when I fractured my foot I was so upset that I couldn't go hiking in the woods!!!
Take care and hopefully you will heal fast. You will be in my thoughts!

rainfield61 said...

You have to take a good care of yourself before we can see so much pictures on the critters.

Hope you will heal as fast as possibe.

Best wishes from me.

Ratty said...

I hope you start feeling better soon. It must be rough for you right now. I think somehow no matter what these animals will always think of you as their friend.

ShySongbird said...

Stay strong Ginny, if anyone can do it YOU CAN!

I think you have done wonderfully well to get any photos at the moment and to be able to use the computer at all is amazing.

The Early Birder said...

The wildlife will and can fend for themselves Ginny. It is now important for you to take care of yourself. Hugs.

Ginnymo said...

Thanks so much everyone. I actually held the camera steady enough to get some Opossum video and photos last evening. I have to turn it on first and then hold it with my left hand. I'm learning how to do things new every day.