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Wander - Turkey Wrangler Extraordinaire!

I picked up the fireworks this weekend. On the way back from the plant, I stopped at the old drive in theater in Macomb and took som photos. The only thing really left is the big screen. The marquee signs are sitting in a pile on the property and they were neat to photograph as well. When I got back home, I made one last ditch effort to get in the woods to hunt mushrooms. Jake had fun in the creek since it had been raining and the water level was up. I found about 6 dozen more good sized yellow morels. I doubt people will be finding too many more. Finding them this big is usually a sign the season is nearly over. Here are some that I found with my hand and a box of baking Soda for size comparison:



The woods were saturated with the smell of lilacs which are in bloom right now.

As I was stepping over a clump of brush, I got a big surprise. A full grown wild turkey came up underneath me and tried to escape. Un fortunately, he came up perpendicular to me and right between my legs so we ended up in quite the tangle of wings and legs. After pecking the shit out of my boot, he finally got free and took off treeward, bitching at me the whole way. I was too surprised to react, more than to just fall over and start laughing. Jake was excited about it though and gave futile chase.

The farm is in bloom. All the fruit trees are blooming so I should have a good crop of apricots, peaches and pears. The apple and the mulberry tree were in bloom too although I didn't get photos of them.

A mama robin has made a nest in one of my redbud trees. I'm amazed those huge eggs come out of that little bird.

A new cat showed up over the weekend. He's a rather scraufulous individual. He makes Bill the Cat look like a beauty contest entrant. I told him he could either live in the garage or the barn. I saw him sneaking into the barn later on. All the mice he can eat...no charge.

Well mushroom eating tonight and the rest of the week is spent in prep for the NC vacation and fireworks show.

Peace,

Wander

Comments

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aditu
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
*cries* Lilacs....lilacs and crab apples are the best part of spring and I'm misisng it....send some prettiness and scent up to me will you?
wander
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
I should pick some and put them in a package to you.

W
aditu
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures by the way...I love tree blossoms in spring...
wander
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's probably my favoritest time of the year for that reason.

Wander
dilvalicious
Apr. 25th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
i love the colour of robins' eggs.
And that cat definitely could use a meal or 10!
wander
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
He'll get it if he stays out in the barn long enough.

W
sextanika
Apr. 26th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
You're in Illinois and can grow pears, apricots and peaches? I want to do that here! Now you are making me want to run out and grab a tree or two! lol
I always love looking at pictures you take
wander
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. and yes, I can grow pretty much anything but very tropical fruit. I've got apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, persimmons, mulberries, raspberries and blackberries all growing.

Wander
moonvision
Apr. 26th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Beautiful spring images!
Those robin eggs look so much like they were dyed... their colour is so vivid.
wander
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah and they really fade out after they hatch, I've noticed. I had to climb the tree to get above them for that shot. Mama bird was none too happy with me.

W
moonvision
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
You didn't seem to be too popular with birds that day...
crisis_averted
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Mmmmm...lilacs! My most favorite scent. Well, besides fabric softner.
wander
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Now if they just made lilac scented dryer sheets.

Wander
crisis_averted
Apr. 26th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
AH! I would be in heaven! They really do need to do that! Patent that idea!
jelly_fish
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
I have yet to see a morel this year. Except for pictures of yours. I think the deer (or somebody) got to them first.
Cute kitty!
wander
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Something eats ours too if we let them go too long. Coons, deer or something.

W
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