Life around the farm means a lot of different and sometimes strange visitors. Well, maybe not strange for the country. Some are cute, and some are good to avoid. This year has seen quite a few over the summer months. The Barn swallows returned again and made their nests on the north porch.
Sometime over the summer months I noticed that there was a small frog that like to sit on our north door to catch bugs. It grew to be a pretty good size. The light from our living room would draw bugs. At some point I realized there was another small frog doing the same thing. A baby of the first one? I don’t know, but it grew up to a nice size by eating plenty of bugs. There was also a third small on later on. I couldn’t get the tongue action on video. It was too quick and you could barely see it unless you were watching real close. Kind of fascinating. And funny to watch. I apologize for the flash in the reflection. I am guessing that they were tree frogs, but I am not sure.
Around July 20th, we had a snapping turtle cross our driveway. I am just glad the dogs weren’t out at the time. Or if they had been they wisely avoided it.
We usually don’t see too many. Especially in the yard. We have seen a few in the yard over the years, but this year we have seen several of them. If not in the yard, then out in the pasture. Tom had seen a badger roaming the pasture for awhile this summer. I never got the chance to see it, but I have seen the nice big holes it has left in the terraces.
And this little guy/gal decided to rest on our south porch railing in June.
And this cute little turtle was on the sidewalk in front of the house in May. I don’t know what kind of turtle it is, but it sure was cute. And so small! 🙂
I will share some more visitors in another post. I will close this one for now. Have a great upcoming week.
Stay Safe and God Bless!