We met most of our human neighbours in the first couple of weeks here, but our non-human neighbours are just now starting to put in an appearance.
The other morning, we saw a cow moose picking her way across the field out our front window.
The squirrels have been scolding us for quite some time, now.
The coyotes yip as many nights as not.
We’ve seen tons of birds, also – juncos, robins, crows (nesting in our spruce trees, we think), sparrows, and plenty of red-tailed hawks, as well as one I thought just might be a juvenile bald eagle.
We’ve now sighted two different rabbits, as well, grazing on the grass at the verge of the drive, right outside our kitchen window. They are quite bold, and although they take off into the bush when we open the door or get too close, they hop back out again as soon as we are safely out of sight (or in the house).
Hubby managed to get a few pics of some of the new neighbours:
We know these critters are going to wreak havoc on the fruit trees and gardens, but we probably won’t do much about them for now, except maybe to fence a few things off, and perhaps plant extra in the garden. It totally ruins our “farmer cred”, but then again, they were here first…