This motion-activated automatic camera is used by many people to monitor game for hunting season. I use mine to see what kind of critters pass through parts of the property when people aren't around. For the past week, I have had it back by the figs at the barn to assess the effectiveness of my neighbor's war on our plague of groundhogs. I am pleased to report that only harmless varmints were recorded in the area.
Guinea hen photo bomb
All three Guineas. They live at the farm behind us.
Ruby and me, yesterday afternoon, on our way to harvest figs.
This is the first decent fig harvest for me in three years. We had two unseasonably-cold, awful winters in a row, that killed the plants to the ground. Figs are produced on wood from the previous year. No older wood = little or no fruit. Last winter was a bit milder and the fig plants suffered little damage. As a result, it appears that I will get a decent amount of fruit.
This was yesterday's harvest ... 21 figs! At this rate, I should soon have enough to make jam!!
Ruby ... this dog loves being a farm dog! She was interested in figs as I was picking them, so I offered her one. She carefully took it, like she does with all treats, and walked a short distance away. I went back to picking. Instead of eating it, she dropped her fig and the ground and proceeded to roll on it. What a weird dog.
Just a little slice of Hartwood for you on this cloudy, cool Sunday morning. I hope that things are just as peaceful where you are.