Creature Comforts

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow nor reap nor store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” -Matthew 6:26

A rogue parakeet landed in our next-door-neighbors’ driveway, after apparently surviving several days on my sunflowers alongside the resident magpie populous. Obviously not a native species, we captured him (the girls tell me his facial markings indicate he’s a male) and reunited him with his worried owners– thanks to social media.

escapee. piggie toes courtesy of our next-door neighbors.
mao was disappointed that we didn’t keep him
avian fodder

A field trip to the local salt water aquarium retailer wrapped up our cnidarian unit of marine biology, with a fascinating abundance of anemones and bio-luminescent soft corals to observe.

fun fact: they are indeed venomous, but their nematocysts simply cannot pierce human skin
not plants

We failed to capture wild, native turtles to re-home in our backyard pond. We will try again.

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Alpaca love at a nearby farm.

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One must hold Peanut namesake guinea pigs, Sally and Marci, whilst watching The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

little man’s is stuffed

Horse bridle education in 4h.

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And finally, meet Garfield. He’ll be coming home from Oregon with us from a friend’s farm. We actually don’t know which of the two he is yet, we will choose when we meet them. I suspect it will be like Sophie’s choice.
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We heart critters.


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