Category Archive: Critters

Putting Up the Temporary Outdoor Kitchen: Part One

That’s it! That’s it! I’m outta here. If you’ve been following our mouse saga, you know I have not yet figured out how to build a better mouse trap to humanely and successfully… Continue reading

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