Category Archive: California Wildlife

Death by Mountain Lion

People ask me if I’m afraid to live with my kids out in the woods with all the dangers. Aren’t I afraid of mountain lions? I guess people don’t stop to think how… Continue reading

Let’s Talk Turkey: Raising a Wild Turkey Poult

This most sweetest thing entered our lives by surprise, and just as quickly left it. The other evening, our neighbor, Sandy, showed up with a wild turkey chick. She told us that her… Continue reading

How to Build a Better Mousetrap. (I don’t have the answer.)

Okay, so it’s not all birds and flowers and springtime over here. In the interest of sharing a more honest picture of life out in the sticks, I figured you ought to know… Continue reading

For Instant Spring, Just Add Water

It’s spring everywhere! After a drought, the few bursts of rain have brought everything to life. For instant spring, just add water. The creek is flowing. The ponds are full. Mallards are paired… Continue reading

Our New Neighbors

Work on The Shouthouse 3.0 continues. Update coming soon, including why version 2.0 didn’t work, either. In the mean time, I wanted to share some exciting (for us, anyway) shots we captured with… Continue reading

Almost Wimping Out

For a while there, it got hard. Really hard. I almost wimped out. I went so far as to tell Mauricio that I wanted to rent an apartment for the winter. Not sure… Continue reading