It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the wild life is closer to home in a place like Cumberland Village. We’ve seen a lot of deer in our yard, especially at dusk, and the occasional rabbit. We hear there are sometimes cougars and mountain lions, but we haven’t sighted any of those, knock on wood. Anne Marie also found a starling chick and Cathy has raised it by feeding it meal worms. It now lives with Daniel. It got upset yesterday and spent the night outside, and this morning it caused quite a stir at the BC Bike Race (more on the race later), and then went back home to Daniel’s, so Daniel is its Mom now.
We also hear owls all the time, although the only owl we’ve spotted so far was a Gogo Owl. There’s other wild food around here, too, with all kinds of edible berries growing, so abundant people don’t even pick them. Kate told me a lot of people pick blackberries but there are so many to be had everyone can have their fill. If I knew more about edible plants I probably wouldn’t even have to grocery shop, at least not in summer, and if I like roast owl, maybe not even during the winter.