First Snake of Spring

Snake in the Grass

Just saw my first snake of the year.

Pig in the Grass

Ben has been working on fixing up the fences in the upper south field. Every spring fences need some attention as the hard pack snow drags them down during the melting. Snow melts from the bottom up to a large degree. Since it is holding on tight to the fence wires it pulls them downward breaking insulators and such. Fixing these things and trimming back brush is a spring ritual.

The growth in the upper south fields is lush and the pigs are happy to be out there munching away. As I walk through the paddocks I hear the air filled with the sound of munching. Pigs chew with their mouths open and quite loudly.

Happy pigs.

Outdoors: 74°F/54°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/62°F

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3 Responses to First Snake of Spring

  1. David Lloyd Sutton says:

    Walter and family: Seeing your first snake for the season, I was reminded of a fine book I reviewed a while back. Snake Bit by Leslie Anthony, out of Greystone Books. Wonderful exploration of herpetology in general, and the reproductive oddities of snakes and salamanders and newts. Educational, and FUNNY. I think you would all enjoy it. Great homeschooling resource.


  2. Patrick says:

    We like snakes around here. The kids just found a 3 foot blacksnake out on our front porch. We watched it a while and then left it alone so it could go bug some bugs or mice.

    I just hope it doesn’t find the newly hatched duckings and goslings.

  3. Jake says:

    As someone who grew up keeping pet snakes my first snake of spring each year is always one of my favorite signs of spring!

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