Do you know what these are? Those things hanging from the rusty bells? I noticed them hanging on a hook under my kitchen porch eave today:
After I harvested my garlic last July, I hung a few of them here to dry:
and promptly forgot about them:
I wonder what would happen if I just stuck them in the ground like this, without breaking them into individual cloves:
Look who I ran into:
I found him living in our wood pile:
He's an Oregon Ensatina Salamander (Ensatina escholtzii oregonensis):
Ensatinas are the only salamanders with the tail constricted at base and 5 toes on their hind feet:
We had visitors to the farm yesterday. The donkeys were highly entertained:
A bizarre wind blew through here last night. It knocked the goat chairs over in the middle pasture:
And blew off three of the chicken run roof panels:
I found the panels in various places in the chicken pasture:
...along with the bricks I had used to keep them from blowing off:
Sparrow let me know this evening that it is starting to get colder again. See how puffed up she is? I have a weather forecasting chicken.
The talent here on Critter Farm boggles my mind sometimes.