We discovered some midnight shenanigans on our trail cam that records activity at the deer feeder.
A whole HOARD of them!
At one time we counted FIVE…all seen in the shadows of night by the reflection in their beady little eyes.
Our feeder is automated and is set to go at 8pm and 6am and while we have seen fox, loads of squirrels, birds and plenty of deer, this is the first time we’ve caught so many raccoons scrounging for food.
One little guy was pretty determined! After a while on the ground, he decided it was time to CLIMB!
And up he goes!
Much to the entertainment of the other woodland creatures….take a look what was seen in the shadows of this photo:
The raccoon is hanging on to the distributor….he’s NEVER going to be able to get at the food that way, it’s all in the drum above. But do you see the deer off to the left? At first, before lightening these photos up greatly so that we could actually see more than just beady eyes…I couldn’t see the deer! I’m sure she is shaking her head at raccoon antics at this point.
After a giant laugh, a quick fix came to mind. I grabbed a can of non-stick cooking spray and sprayed down all 3 legs and the distributor on the feeder. Now I’m just waiting for more photos that show me failed attempts and raccoons sliding DOWN the pole because they can’t get a grip!
Last evening on the porch!
Is there anything better than burgers on the grill and an evening full of Farkle playing on a front porch? Temps had cooled off due some weather that came through and oh what weather there was:
Giant thunderheads in a Carolina blue sky!
The cloud formations over the mountains always capture me. And they change so quickly. This one was quite rumbly even with the sun shining and Sadie was pretty well wigged out over it all.
But it blew on by and she helped me model!
Another top ready to quilt!
I had a lot of fun doing the barn raising layout with the Scrappy Mountain Majesties blocks. This will be added to the “needs to be quilted” queue for sometime this fall.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage 16 patch quilt found in Denver, Colorado.
Leonardo Da Vinci was an amazing man! Excited to be headed back to Italy on a Mediterranean cruise this week - home to Leonardo. Not only was he an incredible artist, but his inventions were many including mechanical weaving looms, the precursor to how fabric is woven today!
I’m heading down the mountain, it’s time to pack! We head to Barcelona tomorrow!