Baby snakes in the straw
We made a mistake
this year and left our straw
cache out at
the parking area under a tarp. It's been so wet that there
was no easy time to haul the bales in, so we figured we'd just get
them as we needed them. Unfortunately, the wind blew the
tarp back and got most of the bales damp, so they're now extremely
difficult to haul (even though Mark's still carrying through with
Actually, I thought,
at first, that this was an entirely new species for our farm,
until Kayla keyed the snake out in my field guide and discovered
that baby rat snakes look nothing like adults. Who would
have thought this prettily-patterned snake is going to be solid
black above by the time it gets two feet long?
Our chicken waterer is perfect for hens, chicks, ducks, and more.
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