Last night at 10 when we went outside to pee before going to bed, Hazel, the possum hunter, found another one! This is the 8th one this season and he was scrounging under the bird feeder for a snack. Telly and Hazel pulled him out into the yard where he played “possum” and I was able to shovel him into the live trap and slam the door.
I had to close the dog door so Hazel would go to bed – she wanted to continue barking at and harassing the poor trapped possum, of course.
This morning we went to the wildlife refuge – about 10 miles from here and turned him loose.
He was a really big possum – maybe the daddy? I can only hope Hazel doesn’t find any more but I’ve got the catching and trapping part down in case she does.
As Becky always says – never a dull moment here on the farm but I can’t continue to talk about trapping and releasing possums!
Does anyone read Bee Haven’s blog? This morning’s post was sad – it could have been me writing the post. She saw a livestock trailer along her road and it was filled with pigs going to slaughter. Since she has two pet pigs she knows how smart and sociable they are and as she looked at the trailer full of pigs, one stared back at her. Normally she averts her eyes when seeing one of these trailers but today she looked. I, too, am a meat eater but I prefer to purchase our pork from a neighbor who raises them humanely. I realize this can be a controversial subject but if I had to raise my own meat, I’d easily be a vegetarian. I just can’t eat someone I know and have raised. Check out Bee Haven – you’ll enjoy her blog!
And I read the sad news that Nancy Zieman died yesterday. We started in business shortly after she did. Cancer is so heartbreaking, isn’t it?