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Cathie G

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It has been really hot (by UK standards) again today.

@Maro2Bear our peony is in flower now :)
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Our new pond has attracted the attention of a dragonfly called a Broad Bodied Darter. Apparently they are frequently among the first to colonise new ponds :) (Photo from Google)
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Out on our walk, the lambs are growing ... and staying in the shade
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I'm so glad to see your pond is getting popular with critters. More pics please in the future.😉
 

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Facbook just reminded me of a photo of Joe taken 4 years ago today.

Here he is demonstrating his IQ by trying to attack his arch-enemy the lawnmower through the fence... and completely failing to notice that half the fence was missing and he could have simply walked round it :D

We miss him

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Torts do know nothing about fences. When you can look through you can get through, or not ???? LOL !
 

Cathie G

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Torts do know nothing about fences. When you can look through you can get through, or not ???? LOL !
My little Saphire will try to climb a see threw fence or a wall. And actually can use that little pea size brain to find a way if I can't use my pea size brain better then him.😛
 

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Torts do know nothing about fences. When you can look through you can get through, or not ???? LOL !
Joe always thought like a cat. If his head fitted through a hole then the rest of him would surely follow 😂

Thank goodness he wasn’t a Sulcata 😁

@maggie3fan ’s sulcata, Bob, was a classic example of the sulcata bulldozer. I think Joe was an eager pupil of Bob’s. They’re probably wreaking havoc together in tortoise heaven :D
 

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My little Saphire will try to climb a see threw fence or a wall. And actually can use that little pea size brain to find a way if I can't use my pea size brain better then him.😛
Joe only saw holes and went for the,m. He never bothered figuring out how big he was compared to the hole. If he didn’t fit then he just kept using brute force. Fortunately, although he was big for a Greek, he only weighed 7lb!
 

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Joe always thought like a cat. If his head fitted through a hole then the rest of him would surely follow 😂

Thank goodness he wasn’t a Sulcata 😁

@maggie3fan ’s sulcata, Bob, was a classic example of the sulcata bulldozer. I think Joe was an eager pupil of Bob’s. They’re probably wreaking havoc together in tortoise heaven :D
You mean this kind of tortoise ?
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Overcast, rainy then hot & humid today. We worked on replacing deck railings - spent far too much time figuring out the best way to cut 45 degree angle cuts on opposite sides of a board with a circular saw. Good old hand saw came to the rescue.

More hand rails to work on tomorrow, i know things will be faster.

Lots of sunflowers coming up...
 

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Joe only saw holes and went for the,m. He never bothered figuring out how big he was compared to the hole. If he didn’t fit then he just kept using brute force. Fortunately, although he was big for a Greek, he only weighed 7lb!
Yep and then they'll try the next thing which is digging a tunnel if the other doesn't work...or they get stuck in the fence and you have to save the little dork child from frying in the sunshine.😛 I know my tortoise is happy. He just doesn't understand he can't just go just anywhere anymore. Fingers crossed he doesn't outsmart me.
 

Cathie G

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Overcast, rainy then hot & humid today. We worked on replacing deck railings - spent far too much time figuring out the best way to cut 45 degree angle cuts on opposite sides of a board with a circular saw. Good old hand saw came to the rescue.

More hand rails to work on tomorrow, i know things will be faster.

Lots of sunflowers coming up...
Cross cut, bow, coping, etc...sometimes they are just so much simpler. Best wishes for a fast hard job well done.😉
 

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Good morning! Woke to some light thunderstorms here.. I have been working heavily outside the past few days cleaning off the back area, trimming trees , and general yard work.. we also had a overnight visit from my mother-in-law and a couple nephews. My MIL is a wonderful woman who reminds me much of my grandmother. We get along wonderfully so I’m lucky. Today, I expect my brother to come in for the long weekend and my dad as well for a few hours.. best news- my fox has not left the den...yesterday I watched 3 come out! I didn’t know that there was more than one! I did get a video but you have to zoom in to see well. I will try to upload to utube later today for you. I took it with my phone but I’ve left that in the bedroom where hubby and son are still sleeping:)..
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
 

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Good morning! Woke to some light thunderstorms here.. I have been working heavily outside the past few days cleaning off the back area, trimming trees , and general yard work.. we also had a overnight visit from my mother-in-law and a couple nephews. My MIL is a wonderful woman who reminds me much of my grandmother. We get along wonderfully so I’m lucky. Today, I expect my brother to come in for the long weekend and my dad as well for a few hours.. best news- my fox has not left the den...yesterday I watched 3 come out! I didn’t know that there was more than one! I did get a video but you have to zoom in to see well. I will try to upload to utube later today for you. I took it with my phone but I’ve left that in the bedroom where hubby and son are still sleeping:)..
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
You sound too busy! Nice that the foxies are still around! 🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊
 

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