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>> Tuesday, August 19, 2008

So, is this skunk season, or what?


Today we smelled a slight skunk smell that got stronger and stronger as the moments went by. Since skunks are nocturnal, I wanted WonderBoyII to go out and check things out, but carefully, and with a weapon (a long stick, as it happens) in case it turned out to have rabies.  He and Princess PondScum followed the odor and found it down the hill where it had succumbed, probably after being hit by a car.  So what happened to the poor deceased and very smelly skunk? Princess PS  brought it up to the driveway on a stick and the prevailing wind brought the smell straight into the house. Freshly dead, still wiggly and smelling like it had just sprayed, which it had. 

We started out making a big peach cobbler and putting nectarines in the freezer and ended up dealing with skunk.  The fun just never ends around here!

2 comments:

Grammy Staffy August 19, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

Oh dear.... I'd love some of your peach cobbler but I think I will wait a while to drop by.

By the way, where is Willits? Are you in northern CA? Do you ever get down to the Riverside area? If so I'd love to meet you.

OhLookADuck August 19, 2008 at 10:41 PM  

Willits is about three hours north of San Francisco at the start of the Giant Redwoods, in the coastal mountains. We love it here!
I've never been to Riverside but I've heard it's very pretty. So many beautiful places in the world!
Thanks for visiting!