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Totally Whacked out Wednesday, a Day Early… March 23, 2010

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Weirdness in Wisconsin.

DH got inspired and created some new shawl pins, so I was busy putting them up on the website. It’s always fun to add new items, but it’s work, just the same~

Tigerwood Hair Stick Shawl Pin Set

Tigerwood Hair Stick Shawl Pin Set

I started a new project this morning, a vest that will be worked in Red Heart Camouflage. I have to think about what color I will chose for the border around the front panels.I’ll post the details in my projects page on Ravelry, along with the worked swatch.

I made a most disturbing discovery this afternoon

I was pulling up some dried up flattened perennials from the Shed Garden and was taking them to the side of the property where I usually toss out yard waste, behind the shed. It decomposes over there and is out of sight and gone in no time.
I was walking around the corner and noticed something laying in the leaves by a tree…upon closer inspection, I was horrified to find an opossum laying in the leaves, dead. It appears to have fallen out of the tree, and literally impaled itself on a branch lying on the ground!!! Totally freaked me out. I called to DH to come take care of it. I could not believe my eyes, it was just too horrible. And the worst part was, it didn’t die right away. Apparently it got stuck (no pun intended) and tried to chew it’s tail while in it’s final struggle before it died. I was sick at heart to see this, as I was aware we had one of these guys that would come and eat the bird seen laying on the ground under the bird feeders…
I’m sure there are many more where this one came from, but we sorta get used to our “Regulars” here and never like to see something befall them, no matter what the circumstances.

And I wonder about last night, when Igor just HAD to go outside at 2am…he was horrible, panting, pawing me, so we went out. I walked out a ways down the drive with him, as he’s somewhat of a scaredy-cat in the dark. He was acting aweful peculiar last night and I wonder if this is when the ‘possum met his fate. It hadn’t been dead very long at all, from the looks of things.

Owell. Such is Life in the woods. I’m sure a coyote will have a feast tonight, or we’ll be cleaning it up tomorrow….

I took Igor for a walk before the sun went down. It was so nice out, we went up the road a bit, even after he made his “deposit” in the field up by the pond. (all of us clean up after our pets) so I had a small package  to carry around until we headed back LOL!

Igor, the Mooch says iz ok to haz what we are having…

Igor the Mooch


1. Knitnurd - March 24, 2010

I used to have opossum forage in my backyard when I had my house in Citrus Heights. Thankfully, I never had any that expired in my yard though. My son deals with them all the time where he lives across town. It’s funny, where I live now out on the outskirts of Roseville, there is a wildlife preserve very close by, but the only thing we ever see in the neighborhood are wild turkeys. We’ve seen an occasional coyote in the fields, so maybe that keeps the population of the opossum down.
Hey, I drove by your old house on Watson a couple of days ago. Did you say it was the first or second house in from Auburn?

Sandra - March 25, 2010


I punched it up on Google maps: 7672 Watson Way. there is a street view here: http://maps.google.com/

It is the second house from the corner of Mariposa and Watson Way. It looks dismal now, Mom had the stucco painted a pretty pink and the wood was redwood stained. It looks drab blue now and the bushes in front are all gone, as are the trees. I see that old massive oak is still standing…..Mom would be sick to see her Camellias gone…I can barely look at it now… :*(

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