Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Fairy Doors and Bear Update
I've hurt my hip! I don't know how this happened, it seemed I woke up a few mornings ago and there it was. I did have a similar thing happen about 6 or 7 years ago and it put me in bed for three days but eventually got better. At that time it was caused by too much digging in the garden and carting heavy things around outside. This has given me a chance to get at some things I wanted to do inside, ie: make Fairy Doors. I had to get himself to accompany me up into the woods so I could gather some moss, small spruce cones and sticks. Normally I wouldn't need anyone with me but with the bears around it was just too risky. So, there he is behind me with his little toy cap gun, lol. He's hoping that it will make enough noise to scare a bear away, lol, lol.
I made three doors and here are the results. My first try at it. Now it's a matter of finding a place to put them. No doubt two will go on the trunks of large trees near the ground. The other in the house somewhere. Maybe in a closet. They've been found in old houses under stairs and in cupboards.
On talking to some men up the road, they said there were three bears in the vicinity. One apparently quite large. They had also been around their houses and they had their guns at the ready. Hoping, not to shoot the bears but to shoot in the air to scare the bears. The same thing was worrying them as was worrying us.....that the bears didn't seem to have any fear of humans.
Then yesterday afternoon we went to the council office as I wanted to buy one of the composters they were selling. There we were told that Wildlife had been called and a live trap was put quite near us and that they were thinking of putting another trap there. I wish they would move off or go in the trap to be relocated as I don't want anything bad to happen to them.
A couple of Mushrooms I came across.
Some Ground Ivy or Cat's Paw as it's also called. Every time I see it I'm seeing it in illustrations in a childrens fairy tale.