Daily Drama 15

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Another big branch fell through the aviary “roof.” The top of a birch tree is dead and rotten and, I guess, on the way down. In the photo below, you can see the apple tree, then the dead top of the birch, then some live birch, and finally, at the right, the remaining half of the maple tree I “trimmed” last spring. I spend a lot of time looking up, now.

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Death of a Tree

Dobby has been enjoying our sunny days.

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Corn tastes best when you are standing in the sun.

Dobby didn’t seem too inclined to go to the front yard yesterday.

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Can’t you see I’m in the bathroom?

He went around to the gate, anyway, though.

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Just a minute, I’m busy marking this tarp with my morrillo!

Then he stalled.

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Just a minute while I eat this grass!

He’s usually pretty efficient about getting his harness on because he likes to go to the front yard.

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On second thought, can we go later? I’m not really in the mood right now.

Fine. We’ll go back and see what the chickens are up to.

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Up was the right word!

Madonna and Jello are un-planting pots. I’ve never caught Jello in those planters before, but now I know it might not be the squirrels who have dug the dirt out of those.

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Get down from there, Jello!

I guess I need to put some protective screens on those planters.

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Get ALL THE WAY DOWN, Jello!

Speaking of protective screens, let’s check on my fancy rattoon.  A rattoon is a sprouted root of sugar cane that can grow into a new plant. In Brazil, they grow sugar can to feed the cattle. It looks like gigantic grass. Not surprisingly, capybaras are fond of it, too.

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The protective screen around Dobby’s rattoon.

I bought this one to grow for Dobby. However, the squirrels think it is for them. They gnawed off the top leaves and severed the stem.

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Dang it, you naughty squirrels!

Might as well feed it to the Dobster!

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Munch munch munch.

Here’s a video of Dobby eating his sugar cane. I love the way it goes in magically. He eats like a guinea pig! You can even see his little tongue in this video. It’s the only thing about dobby that is small!

 

 

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