Immigration JournalThe story of two people who emigrated from the UK to Ontario, Canada July 2006.
Not sure I can stand this heatWe can now add another animal to our list of garden critters, a woodchuck or groundhog as they are also known. We saw one last year in a neighbour’s garden just fleetingly, but today we have seen him twice helping himself to the birdseed which drops on the floor round one of our trees. We managed to get a quick photo of him before he darted off. We also have some baby rabbits/hares in the garden, which are really cute.
We had to have our truck serviced on Friday and the bill was extortionate - $45. Honesty I don’t think a garage in the UK would even look at a car for that sort of money let alone service it. I know it was one of the smaller services (30,000km) but still.
It is really hot here at the moment and has been for several weeks. We had a few cooler days (low 20’sC) last week but mainly it has been in the high 20’s. Today we got 34C which is really too hot and the weather man suggested with the humidex it felt like the low 40’s which I can well believe. The heat is even wearing the squirrels out and they can be found flaked out in the trees and on the seed boxes, they are so funny.
We have been successfully keeping the growing number of raccoons at bay. So far we have noted two different mothers with five babies each and another with three. They are totally adorable, but they keep coming out in the day and they literally take over the feeding stations in the garden, which means the squirrels, and chipmunks are frightened off. Hubby has devised a plan that involves using the hosepipe to flush them out of the garden. For some reason they are quite happy to sit out in the rain and eat, but don’t like to be hosed. We don’t care if they come around at night and finish off the leftover food, but to steal it from our “regulars” during the day is just not on.
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