Posts Tagged ‘ground hog’

They’re Back

The groundhogs are back … at least the male is.


 My husband saw it a few minutes ago, relatively close to the barn. I don’t think the four young ones are big enough to be on their own yet.


So, it will be interesting to see who all returns … or if this one doesn’t stay.

Living Lawnmower


   Our first storm of the day passed through about about 8:30 this morning, Another’s to come through before lunch.


Two groundhogs live under our barn — a parent and a young one.


The rain didn’t seem to bother this young one.


It moved along, from one tasty morsel to the next.


It must finally be full.


It took a little time to rest before it went back under barn.

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.