For as long as I can remember, I wanted to live in the country. We all have our preferences about everything, including where we live. My main reasons for wanting to be out away from town is that I just don’t feel free when I’m being told that I can’t have a single weed over 8″ (even one stray weed in a flower bed or by the mail box post), or that all cars must be parked inside a garage, or there can be no clotheslines or . . the list goes on. I understand the value of rules, covenants, restrictions but for me, the good life is living where I don’t have any neighbors so whatever I do – weeds, clotheslines, music – I am not bothering anyone else and no one is bothering me.
What I never thought much about was the critters. If we set out a trap, we will catch something – raccoon, possum, skunk.
Last night Vince took Rita out, thankfully on a leash. She immediately started barking. It was dark but Vince said he thought it was a huge skunk. He grabbed the light and went out and it was a porcupine!
This fox was on one of the trail cams from last night. He had been at the tank getting a drink of water. That’s what it’s there for – wild animals get thirsty too.
When we go to bed, we never know what’s just outside our bedroom windows. Some nights when I have the windows open, the coyotes wake me up. They seem so close and it takes a lot to wake me up.
I guess living in the country, we have wild critters in our yard. Who knows what/who we’ve had in our yards when we lived in town.