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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind


By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 3/5/2021
Occurred: 4/23/2020
Topics/Keywords: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 239
In addition to cows and horses, we share our land with wild pigs, centipedes and even pheasants.

Today marks one of the few that Keith and I have the property to ourselves. The workmen had another job to run to; and Jenny and my grandkids (including grown-up Zach) were not coming out today. But when the humans are away, the animals will play.

As I've been doing, I awoke fairly early and saw that it was probably going to be a beautiful day.

We've seen a couple of wild pigs running around before. But this morning was the first time I thought to catch a photo. And, even with this, I missed the rest of the pig family. This fellow was a straggler, or possibly practicing social distancing.

The guys had finished the deck skeleton for the Solar Shed, but due to a misup, there were no actual floorboards for the thing.

Right by our cabin I spotted this, which I assumed was a dead centipede. But it turned out to be just the outer shell of a centipede who'd moulted.

I also spotted a bird I hadn't previously noticed here. Keith tells me it's a pheasant.

Less wild, a lone cow was hiding under a tree near the house. The dogs barked at it but I made them come inside since the poor dear seemed frightened and possibly lost. Certainly, she'd gotten separated from the rest of her herd.

That poor cow stayed there all night, or at least until we went to bed. But the good news was, once the dogs understood they were not to annoy her…they simply didn't!