New Barn Residents

Please excuse the quality of the pictures. The sun has shifted in the sky, and shadows are different from earlier this spring when the foxes were here. I also have to take the pictures from inside the house.

This is the first time we’ve had groundhogs stay under the barn for any length of time.


 The adults wander farther when feeding. The adults watch for me in the house. I actually have to get my camera, bend over to get myself out into my husband’s workroom. Then I crawl toward the window, and slowly get into a standing position, without being seen. And then I get the camera on the windowsill and start taking pictures. Sometimes, I feel like a nut.


The young stay closer to the barn.


I would like to know what’s being discussed in the conversation over lunch.


There are four little ones.


This picture gives a scale between their size and that of the adults.


“Luckily, they haven’t missed me yet.”


Three groundhog “lawn mowers.”

The groundhogs just come out from under the barn and start eating.

When the foxes were here, the male had to go in search of food often.


I wonder what they’re watching?


The little one’s expression says, “Is this a good pose?”


Apparently, I’m interesting to watch too.

Apparently, they like it here. It will be interesting to see how long they stay.


I went outside after supper to weed in the flower garden.


Buffy went out with me, for an obvious reason.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marcela-Paz on May 20, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Love the pictures 💙


  2. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on May 20, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love the lawn mower picture and caption! Of course, I love the Buffy photo also!


  3. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on May 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I would love to see you crawling in the workroom and sneaking up on them!


  4. They should be real interesting to watch!


  5. Looks like you are running a boarding house there. Great shots of the groundhogs, an animal that I have never encountered in the wild.


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