Mr. Buddy Bear came by for a visit.

I’ve been bringing in my bird feeders at night, but last night I dozed off and went to bed. Well of course Buddy Bear decided this would be a good night for a feeder raid. He make multiple passes by the first video cam, twice taking a feeder along with him. In the second video, which is right out my front windows, he grabs a feeder, went off and then comes back.

Porcupine, Mr. Big Prickles

Walked out on the front deck, looked out over to the other side of the house and saw something big up high in a tree. Not knowing what it was, I ran and grabbed my camera and headed to where it was. This guy is big, and bending the branches down as he crawled around to grab some goodies for lunch.
I could see him from my kitchen window.


I’m alive and not sick, though I’m leaving the house much at all. Also, I’m still working, so that’s a good thing. Fear, yes I have quite a large fear of going to the grocery store, it scares the shit out of me, but it’s something that must be done. I really wish I had someone to talk to about what’s in my head with the fear and all the other crap that’s been going on. My anxiety level is really high.
The weather here has been really up and down lately, one day it sunny and in the 50s, and the next it’s snowing again. That’s April weather in northern Michigan.
The other day I had a visitor stop by, a Sharp-shinned Hawk. I was watching TV and noticed all the birds flying off in a hurry, then swoosh, in came the hawk.
Eli and the kitty are getting along pretty good, and kitty has taken to snuggling up to Eli.

Out Of The House

Was great to get out into the woods and rivers for a few hours today. There’s still way too much snow, as in feet, to get back to many of the falls. A group of 10 raised off-road trucks came by and stopped, lowered their tires down to about 5 lbs, then took off on to a trail with a couple feet of snow still on it.
I also went up to Big Erick’s Bridge to check out the river, but wow, there was a lot of people there, cars were parked up and down the road. They were all fishing the Huron River. I didn’t stop.
After being out for a few hours, I came home to get a little work around the yard done…No dice. With the sun out and a temp of 59°, I fell asleep out on the deck.

Lower Letherby Falls

Lower Letherby Falls

Grocery Shopping

Never in my life have I imagined grocery shopping being so damn stressful. No-one talking. People wearing masks and gloves. Waiting in the aisle ten feet away as you grab something off the shelf. It’s just fucking freaky.
At least gas is cheap, we’re at $1.08 throughout L’Anse and Baraga.