Beaver: A large semi-aquatic rodent.
A beaver has moved onto our property.
He is taking down trees right & left by our creek. The
beaver does this in hope it falls into the water, so they can
use it to build their dams. He has not done so well with these
large trees, but Mr. Retro says he has managed to build more than one dam.
I love nature and our animal friends, but this guy is dangerous.
First, you can see the pool of water that has built up into a pond,
being held by the dam, and the dry creek bed past it. He is well on his way
to flooding our property. Our neighbors farther down the creek may
find their boats sitting in the mud, rather than in the water.
But even more worrisome to me is Doyle's safety. I'm afraid
he might run into the beaver while he is romping and playing.
North American beavers go 40-80 pounds & with their tails
can be 5-8 feet long. If those powerful teeth can cut
down trees, what could they do to my fur baby?
I have no idea what we are going to do about him, or maybe "them".
Who knows if there is more than one? If you have any experience with
this, know someone who has, or have suggestions, please share.
Enough of that for now. Moving on...
I want to show you my craft space. It is not a beautiful space
with fabulous storage & light, but it is my space, and I love it.
I commandeered an area in our storage room. The walls were still
sheet rock. I've hung so much stuff on my wall Mr. Retro says keep it up
and I won't have to fix & paint it. I disagree, or course...tee hee.
I love hanging the cards and notes I have received from friends...in
happy mail & swaps, giveaways, thanks...well you get it.
It makes me happy to see them all when I'm sitting at my table, & it
does double duty, hiding the ugly wall.
I don't have fancy cabinets, but these photo boxes sure do the trick
for organizing my supplies. Michael's often has them on sale for
5 for $10. Mr. Retro hung the shelves for me. He also made the
ribbon shelf below, which works great. Yes, he is an enabler.
I love my shabby craft space! Many happy hours are spent here.
Thanks to so many of you who have sent me healing prayers, good thoughts
and support. It means a lot. The doctor has ordered Physical Therapy for my knee.
I will try it for a month with the goal of a good outcome, aka pain control and
avoiding surgery. I start next week, so keep those good thoughts for me.
& maybe think a good thought for these crazy daffodils,
the first of which have popped up already. :(
The vintage valentine was a gift from a sweet friend.
Isn't it just beautiful? Happy Sunday~Have a great week!
I'll be back with a couple weekend finds in a few days.