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.
Dobby has been enjoying our sunny days.
Dobby didn’t seem too inclined to go to the front yard yesterday.
He went around to the gate, anyway, though.
Then he stalled.
He’s usually pretty efficient about getting his harness on because he likes to go to the front yard.
Fine. We’ll go back and see what the chickens are up to.
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.
I guess I need to put some protective screens on those planters.
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.
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.
Might as well feed it to the Dobster!
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!