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Winter in America

Posted on December 8, 2016
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A Penny Saved?

Posted on February 17, 2016
About a dog...
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Spiders n Snakes, the Desert Eye

Posted on November 21, 2015
spiders and snakes
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Pastures of Plenty?

Posted on November 18, 2014
I do not know why I decided to take a flashlight with me this time, but last night I walked across the yard and nearly stepped on a teenaged rattler who was coiled in a perfect circle right in my path. Even with the light the snake was barely visible: kind of dug into the sand with its rattle tucked neatly under itself. Its tongue flicked in and out as it lay there waiting for some critter--one that did not have a flashlight.
I could tell you all about the snake and assorted vermin adventures we have had most recently, but I sense perhaps it is getting redundant in this venue. So I will save it for my memoir, which I will title: Running From Critters.

So, in that regard, I won't tell you about the rattlesnake that was lounging by our friend Victoria's pool, which Kip slaughtered and which Ryan skinned, and which was subsequently cut up and fried...much to my sorrow, partly because it is sad to kill animals, but mostly because I arrived at the scene thinking I was going to pick Kip up [...]
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