The Yard Dogs And Cabin Fever
Around here we prefer to follow our own local groundhog, Gertie, rather than the nation’s icon, Phil. At 7:07am this morning, when Miss Gertie was released from her home she did not see her shadow. Which means PARTY! Here comes an early spring! Well, we hope! She has an 82% accuracy versus Phil’s 33%, so other than the possible snow storm they are predicting on Friday I’m fairly confident we’ll be seeing more days outside. What do weathermen know anyway?!
Apparently someone gossiped to Sampson and Dahlia and told them spring will soon be here. They were held up in the shed, by choice, for almost 3wks during a cold & snowy spell. After running the kids to school I arrived home to find “Miss D” loose in the yard. Just checking to see if the grass was greener on the other side of the fence. The little turkey saw me coming and quickly made a fancy dive under the fence. She then through me a glance which clearly said “I don’t know what you mean Mama, I’d never sneak out.”
This picture isn’t the best but it does show her creative ways. Keep your mind out of the gutter! This is a family friendly site! There was a leaf she just had to have. “Hmmm? How will I, oh, wait, I’ll just stand on Sampson.” It turns out he wasn’t too receptive. What you don’t see in the next frame is Sampson bucking her with his horns.