I knew it was coming because my weather app told me so! But when I woke up at 8 this morning, I could see the clouds on the mountain and I knew it was really so.Slowly fixed a full breakfast with all three courses: 12 crackers with peanut butter and a slice of cheese on each with 2 cups of coffee, 3 pieces of bacon and 2 fried eggs with a glass of milk, 2 tangerines and a 1/2 grapefruit. Wasn't done till close to 1 o'clock.
Then I watched an hour of Discovery ID and all of a sudden I remembered I had been putting off wrapping the meat I bought properly to put in the freezer. It took me two hours to do it properly according to Dolly's instructions.
I just wanted to throw the packages in and be done with it but Oh No! Each piece had to be wrapped in saran wrap and then aluminum foil. Definitely the last time I buy that much meat again. Got enough to last till May!😆
While taking Yuma for walks around the area I see little burrows in the ground. Actually, they are everywhere. I have never seen what makes these holes. Does any one know the name of the varmint that does this digging. They seem to live in groups but are always out of sight, at least during the day. I need one of those night video cameras like Nancy Kissack Adventures has in her backyard..
The sun peeked out for just a moment at the end of the day and I caught it. That was it.Had a pork chop, fried potato chips and French beans for dinner. Later I will have my dessert and watch a little TV. It hadn't rained all day until just now. As I'm typing this, I can hear the pitter patter of rain drops on the roof. The weather app called for that too. Too bad that thing is so accurate.
That's been my day. See you later.
Im.glad you got your meat all wrapped and stored - properly.😃 I hope someone knows what kind of critters made the holes. I hope it warms up for you soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. Amazing how lack of sun affects me. I'm glad to have that chore done. It was time consuming but with the weather yesterday it was a good time.Delete
Some of the holes may be packrats. Hope Q area gets a nice rain, the desert is especially dry everywhere we have been so far.ReplyDelete
That's what I thought too, but haven't seen any. Had a good rain last night, so hoping it wakes up the desert.Delete
Around here those little holes hold chipmunk-like critters. Cute as can be. Our packrats here are HUGE, so those look a little small. Also tarantulas dig holes like that. Every time I see one I cover it up, though I'm sure they just go out the hole next door. They make great snake dens too!! Oh the desert critters!!ReplyDelete
I like the idea of cute chipmunk-like creatures 😀 I agree that packrats are too big for those holes. Don't like Yuma sticking his nose in them. Never know what's there.Delete
I prefer to think the little holes are created by the cute chipmunk-like critters Nancy mentions. ;) Not the other two options!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures of the sky, Doug. Enjoy the day, rain or not. A little rain 'must' fall, right? :)
Like your thinking Patsy. Hoping the rain last night wakes up the desert. Needed the rain.Delete
I agree with Patsy..funny they're lined up in a row like that. The state park we go to near us has holes all over and it turns out they're field mice..yuk..but at least they stay inside all day and once darkness hits they are out going between holes. So far they haven't come onto our site, or I would be inside! LOL.ReplyDelete
Field mice is a good thought. Would be surprised to see them in the desert. With all the ideas I will have to go to my trusted source to get the answer: Google 😀Delete
What does your weather app say about the wind? It's hitting us with gusto, time to invest in a kite.ReplyDelete
the holes look small enough to be field mice. Tarantulas do not normally live in colonies and snakes don't dig holes (no hands) but they do gladly take over them.
Winds have not been bad. Just breezy. Happy for that.Delete
Those holes are likely made by Round-Tailed Ground Squirrels. They look a lot like prairie dogs but a bit smaller. They will come out again around March or April and you will see them running all over. They like Mesquite beans and leaves.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ken. Now I know why I never see them. I can tell from the burrows they are active, just no one around.Delete
Wise to package the Meat in single serve portions. Freezing what you won't be eating in the next couple of days is always a great way of avoiding waste.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
I just over did the meat buying. But I'll eat it before I go home. Got at least two months worth.Delete