Last night I noticed both cats focused intently on something out the window. I looked and saw a two point (I think) buck munching on the grass. I could be in the Adirondacks. Apparently, deer are not known here and this one may have swum out over the winter. Two weeks ago, a rabid raccoon entered a house here via the cat door and bit the sleeping owner on the foot. We have been acting as doormen for our cats who have already caught two mice here.
Deer on the island
Two point buck
We are settling back into island life. We really appreciate how much work we did here last year. Today, we saw more sailboats than we can remember.
Daisies and sailboat
We’ve been using the lawn mower, string trimmer ( the official name for a week wacker) and some other lethal motorized device to thrash our wheat. I think we need pitchforks to create a big hay pile. Today Tim found a scythe and looked the part clearing the lawn.
Tim with a scythe
Thrashed wheat from the lighthouse
This was our biggest feat last year. We managed to snag a snap on a pole, eight feet out and a hundred feet high. This is the line that flies the flag off the lighthouse tower. Except we don’t have a flag at the moment so we just admire our line.
Last year’s amazing project
I found a new Beaufort scale measurement today. The wind speed was probably 20-25 knots which was enough to blow our rice crackers right off the plate.