Friday, 23 March 2018

Tractors and PPF

50th Anniversary of the company
1847 – 1897
I was at my client's house, and I pulled out a book from her shelf. It happened to be this one. The Big Book of Massey Tractors (2001) I was looking for a photo of a tractor, as I'd done the barn in my drawing, and thought I'd put a red tractor front and centre! What a coincidence! I modeled my tractor on the first one.
It is a Massey Harris Model 25, built between 1936 and 1946.

This is Harris, the other dude is Massey.

Coincidently, they have a photo in the book. This snow machine dates from the time of the trailer I found.

We have lots of tractors around here. There is a lot of hay harvested for agriculture.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Trailcam: flying squirrel

I switched the trailcam to photos, rather than videos. It's not quite the same. I made a video of the photos. We had a flying squirrel. See if you can spot it. The dark line, along the edge of it extra skin fold gives it away.  It was there, according to the time stamp, March 19 at 23:23 to 2:12 on March 20th.

It's only evidence, there is no way I would have been out there looking for it. It's a nocturnal critter. Plus, it's been -11 C. out there at night.

We had one on the front deck, in Bala, in 2009. Sadie was watching it, which was my clue.

 Published on 11 Feb 2009 

The little thing just bounces back and forth from tree to bird feeder in the dark. Who knew what flitted about in the night? After research I figured it out! A flying tree rat. I am amazed with the nightlife I miss in my old age!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Deer, turkeys, Daisy

Our deer.

This one had an itch, and was scritching itself with its head!

Can you see the three of them? They are so well camouflaged!

Daisy on the trailcam (#1), and deer.

I know my readers like to play with photos. This one I just thought interesting.

I like the interaction of deer and turkeys. Sometimes they don't know what to make of them.

Indoors, it is warm and bright!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Forest bathing, and a mystery

I went walkies March 18th. Yes, we've much snow, and it is quite cold (-17 ˚  C. overnight, warming up to about 0 in the sunshine). I met a little chipmunk on the way.

The wetland is peaceful and quiet. The shoreline has melted and refrozen.

I came across another woodpecker hole. They've been busy.

We've a mystery. I spotted some blood on the other side of the frog pond. I did an extensive search, and found another few spots. I tracked the spots and found it had walked along the edge of the frog pond, there were more spots at the far path, up the hill, and found more by the feeders.

The trailcam shows a deer with some issues.

She seems to be alright, however. They often have burrs, and ruffled fur. They do whack away at one another.