This Week’s Catches

22 Jul

There have been lots of catches this week.  Here are some of them.

Lots of frogs were caught over at Dad’s pond.  But also caught was this year old painted turtle.  It resides in the water barrel here at home now, being fed worms and insects and flies.
It left at least 8 of its friends or family to travel here.

The girl decided she was going to catch this wildish kitten at the cousin’s farm.  And she did after two tries.  I kept its attention while she snuck up on it. Daddy said we could not bring it home.  It is skinny as well as being cute.

He gave her some scratches then howled incredibly miserably when he was first caught.

And seemed glad to be released back to his lair.

At the next cousin’s home some neighbors were exercising their horses in the 25 acre pond. Here the Belgian draft horses are swimming.

One thing the girl has wished for a long time is to ride a swimming horse.  She was able to have that dream fulfilled.

The mare really liked to swim and when she had to stop and visit would splash impatiently to get back into the deeper water.

Then of course there was the mess o’fish jay and I caught.

And yesterday I caught this woodchuck who had the temerity to think it was going to live under my front porch.  Not for long.

Hawthorne wished he had caught the woodchuck. It was fortunate, though.  Jay took it down the road several miles to abandoned fields, where the coyotes might find it for supper.

4 Responses to “This Week’s Catches”

  1. garden2day 22 July 2011 at 5:33 PM #

    The horses are beautiful!!!!

  2. gobetweenflames 24 July 2011 at 8:59 AM #

    Very interesting post. I love the horses. Arrogant little woodchuck!

  3. SandySays1 28 July 2011 at 2:52 PM #

    Hey Hawthorne – bite that bad boy. Love the fish. Are they biting good? The ones we have here bite back. My human caught a 6 and 1/2 foot Black Tip shark two days ago. It was way to big to put in the boat.

    • jpm14 29 July 2011 at 3:33 AM #

      Hawthorne replies, “Yikes! I much prefer voles (caught one for Pounce yesterday) or chasing young rabbits”.

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