High Temperature: 91F Low Temperature: 73F Sunrise: 6:26 am Sunset: 8:38 pm Humidity: 55% Wind: s 12 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
For many years now we have lived at peace if not familiarity with a family of crows. They don't tolerate us getting too close to them, but they happily tolerate the peanuts we put out in a tray each morning. They stuff their cheeks and throats with the bounty and fly off. Sometimes we see them furtively burying the nuts. And quite often along the various cow-beaten paths on the property we come across broken and empty peanut shells.
This year, however, we either have a different and less polite generation of crows, or perhaps a completely different family, of shall we say, less refined manners than the previous dynasty. These crows have brazenly and wantonly ravaged our tomato crop. Snagging the fruit before it has a chance to ripen, they fly off with tomatoes speared on their beaks, then settle along the driveway to eat the juicy flesh. They leave only the hollowed out green skins and the stems as evidence of their crimes.
Critter update: FINALLY! We spotted another graduate (after many, many weeks) from the tadpole pool, and more of the tadpoles are sporting legs.