Sunday, February 7, 2010


Feeding corn outside the barn: the goats swarm down from the rocks, the two ducks scuttle up from the pond, and 'elbow' their way in, a mouse hops out of the grass nearby and scoots towards the barn, where the streaky black feral kitten does not notice because he is watching Waldo, who is really only trying to be friendly.

When I feed Waldo in his absence, the goats gobble up his biscuits in a trice. Do I have to buy him bones so they will leave his food alone? In the absence of food, he is wandering off, perhaps 'visiting'. In the snow, I thought he would be camouflaged, white on white. No way: he's not white at all, but dirty yellowed off-white.