Tuesday 25 June 2024

McGregor Muskrat

Yesterday a dump of rain (15mm ; 6/10"). Happily, it cleared by the afternoon and I was able to read on the back deck after doing laundry. The wind was wicked, however, and my laundry abandoned the laundry tree. I had to laugh.

Yesterday, I wrote about ADLs! groceries, i.e., meals, are one of the things that must be taken care of. I mentioned the weasel I had to avoid in Perth. It was on the Dashcam. 

weasel in town from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The bugs have been terrible, sorry to complain. If you know, you know! Here is a horsefly. 


horsefly from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I braved the bugs to pluck the trailcam memory cards! It was well worth it. Butch is well aware that McGregor Muskrat is camping out here.

Butch on the dock from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

And the big news is that there are TWO muskrats. You know what that means!!! 


2 muskrats from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The last time we had Muskrats (2014), they had 6 kits and ate and gathered (pruned?) most of the native phragmites to make their shelter. It really cleaned out the frog pond. It is interesting that they are building under the dock.


JB is under the weather. He's been napping. A lot. We have our suspicions, but we'll see what the doctor says. 


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Priority "POTP for JB (power of the paw - it's a bloggy thang!)

Loving the Ratties making home... YAM xx

RedPat said...

I hope JB feels better.

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh yes, the insects who love our blood! Boo! We don't want to share with them at all! Fun to think of muskrat babies...are they kits? But once again it seems no Fred little ones! Glad the little weasel made it across the street.

Jeanie said...

Our clothesline at the lake keeps falling down. I think we need a gadget like you have for the laundry! I hope JB is OK -- just having a tired period.

Nancy J said...

Looks like one family with have little ones. JB, hope you feel lots better very soon, Jenn, Did you consult Dr Google ?

Divers and Sundry said...

I now have the song "Muskrat Love" running in my mind ❤️

Elephant's Child said...

I hope JB improves quickly - though naps are good. And sometimes essential.

Hena Tayeb said...

We could really use some rain.. it is oppressively hot here and a good downpour may help cool things down a bit.

Red said...

We've had a lot of wind and I hate it. Now if you live in Albert you better get to like wind. It can be windy with chinooks.