After picking blueberries yesterday, I headed over to the chicken pen to collect eggs. What should I find, but a snake in one of the nest boxes, with an egg partially swallowed. For months now, I've carried a spray bottle filled with water, to protect myself from Hawk, our rooster that attacks me every chance he gets. It works with him, so I thought it might work with the snake. I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed some more. He let go of the egg, then grabbed it again. He let it go a second time and moved his head into an adjoining nest box to keep away from the water spray. I quickly grabbed those eggs, brought them inside and grabbed my camera. J has relocated several snakes from the chicken pen already this summer, and I'm pretty sure this is one that got away a few weeks ago. Need to add snake outsmarter to my resume :o)
I'm a soapmaker, massage therapist and gardener. Living a simple, green lifestyle is what I aspire to, and something I continue to learn about. The organic gardens here grow food, flowers & herbs. This home was built with the help of several other folks. It took many years, but is now my sanctuary, and where I'm learning to honor my creativity. Believing words are powerful, along with soapmaking, is how the blog was named, rather than there being any exceptional cleanliness here on the homestead :o). Thanks for taking this journey along with me!