Took Emma for her first outs before seven this morning, and she wasn’t interested in getting ‘busy’. So, I hooked her on her tie out and went back inside to make the bed and get my breakfast ready. As I was looking out the window above the sink, I saw the elusive fox making its way down the the newly created path outside the rig. Emma spotted it as well, and set off her barking alarm.
The fox stopped dead in its tracks before backing off a bit and lying down in the path. It seemed to know that Emma couldn’t get to it. I grabbed my camera, but knew if I opened the door of the rig it would take off.
So, I quietly opened a window and moved up the screen so I could get some pictures. See that black lump in front of it? It’s some kind of animal that the fox caught, and I think it was bringing it back to its kits. It was bigger than a mouse, but I’m not sure what it was. This is a red fox, but one of the brown shirt maintenance guys calls it our yellow fox. It sure had a beautiful blonde coat on its back.
After a couple of minutes, it picked up its prey and headed for home through the tall grass. What a way to start the morning off! I think I’m going to name this fox Blondie. I usually see it once or twice a day, and it always has something in its mouth. Just like Dagwood and his sandwiches. (do you remember Blondie and Dagwood?)
After that excitement, I headed down to the maintenance area to get my safety training on the mower for this year. It sure was nice to wear a pair of steel toed boots that actually fit. Five hours of mowing ensued after the training, and the maintenance and residential area here looks all spiffed up. I like mowing. You can certainly see the fruits of your labor, and it sure beats sitting inside.
We haven’t had rain in a while, and it’s been rather dusty on the gravel roads. That resulted in the dirtiest socks I’ve had since I was a kid. That mower sure did kick up the dust and dirt as I edged the areas around the roads. I’m sure glad I didn’t wear my expensive socks today. Because of the warm temps, I wore shorts today and really sprayed down with bug juice before I began. With all the dust and dirt, my legs were as filthy as my socks. It was one of those down and dirty days. Good thing I’m not a girly girl.
Well, I’m off early tomorrow to do my power point presentation for the seniors. I’ll let you know whether or not anyone stayed awake to hear it…
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy