Finally – we’re starting to settle into the new house.  We finished up work on the old house this week and the renters move in on Monday.  I’ll be so glad not to see that place for a while.  The dog fence posts are being installed today and will continue on Monday and possibly Tuesday. Hopefully by end of day Tuesday we will have a completed fence for these dogs.  They need their running room and ability to free roam!  They are getting a little more than an acre all to themselves with plenty of trees and open areas.  They are going to love it!

We managed to capture Big Worm about a week after we actually moved.  He’s elusive and we had to go to the house at 10:30 one night in order to get him. By that time he was pretty hungry so I was able to coax him into eating some canned food inside his carrier.  He was pretty leery but hunger won out and I was able to shove him in the cat carrier and close the door before he was able to remove one of my appendages.  He was not happy at all.  Once we got him to the new house, after much ruckus and mewling in the truck, we let him out of the carrier and he took off.  We didn’t see him for three days.  Finally I found his hiding spot under the back porch.  Jason fed him some tuna laced with dewormer and we Frontlined him for fleas and since then he’s been hanging with us on the porch in the evenings.  As you can see, he was not a happy camper at first, but he’s coming around.

Big Worm Emerges

We’re loving all the wildlife that we’ve been seeing.  We have a resident pair of humming birds that we see on a daily basis.  Lots of rabbits, frogs and dragonflies.  Unfortunately also a lot of houseflies that are driving us nuts.  We’ve seen a few deer and woke up one morning to 3 wild turkey strutting around the yard.  Now that things have settled down I’ll be trying to get some photos of some of the creatures we see.  Here is a Waved Sphinx Moth that spent an entire night and day on our screen door.

Waved Sphinx Moth

Hopefully I’ll get back to my regular postings again and I plan to start Project 52 up soon as well.  Happy Friday!