February 6 – Look out for skunks!

Dear Granny,

We had an encounter with a skunk today! The dogs were barking, so I sent the kids out to investigate. They soon came running in all excited saying, “There’s a skunk out past the manure pile!” So we all trooped outside looking for it.

Sure enough, there he was, rooting around in the field looking for bugs. It’s unusual to see a skunk in the daytime. We followed him until he disappeared into the pile of brush where he hides during the day. We have also seen skunks in the tack room at night snooping around the cat food, but they don’t cause any problems. The cats clear out when the skunks come in.

While we were outside, we walked around the garden area. I have some volunteer onions coming up! I may let them grow. I am going to prepare the tomato beds soon. I was looking through the seed catalog and found some really nice varieties. I can’t wait to see how they taste.

Here is a picture of the kids wading through a puddle on the walk today. God is so good! We have our health, there is food in the pantry, and the roof doesn’t leak. What more do you need?

I hope things are good with you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Your loving granddaughter


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