We got plenty of rain and we are all set…no need for it to rain everyday, right? We are picking apples, berries, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, lots of greens, and I had my first ratatouille this week, which means peppers and eggplants are on the CSA box horizon.
Wildlife spotting this week: the other night I was startled by a screaming outside that made me think one of our cats was being tortured, so naturally, I ran out into the pitch dark night in my stocking feet, calling “kitty, kitty”. Insert your own horror movie commentary. Then the cat-like screaming turned into sounds I’ve heard from Screech Owls, then chattering, and clucking. I ran back into the house for a flashlight, now thinking an owl had one of our cats or was under attack itself. When I flashed the light on the situation, I saw a pair of eyes and the cat-like form snake around the backside of the tree…still chattering and growling. It turned out to be a Marten and he had been treed by something, but by now the dogs were on the scene, so he was still squawking at them. I called them off and the noise stopped. They are very beautiful animals (related to weasels) and we are happy to have him close by, but not too close because honey and eggs are tasty treats.