Saturday, November 24, 2007

Revisiting the barn

You may recall from our barn-dwelling days, the vast amount of wildlife we got to endure, er, enjoy. You may also remember this post regarding our mystery creature. We took the guesses of our reading audience and in the end awarded Mrs. Bobbey Sakoman the crown for recognizing a woodchuck and Leslie for being a rodent behind expert. Ladies I hate to tell you this. We were wrong. All this time later it took public television reruns of Marty Stouffer's Wild America to set us straight.



It turns out that we had a Fisher (sometimes known as an American Marten). Good ol' Marty and his wife took in two orphaned fishers and we got to enjoy watching them grow and learn to hunt and all the time I was thinking, that looks so familiar. So, we do regret to tell Bobbey and Leslie that your title must be revoked. We hope you've enjoyed your 7 month reign and all the perks that went with it. Please return your tiara's and sashes back to us within the week.
;-)



And now, a new queen must be crowned! Drum roll, please.



Congratulations Kris Meadows!

How foolish we were to doubt you when you even included a photo link in your comment. You are wicked smart and we offer our deepest apologies and highest regard for your wildlife prowess!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Yikes, fisher cats are nasty from what I've heard about them in NH. There was one living behind our house in the woods one summer and it woke me up one night screaming bloody murder (really, I think that's what it said). Apparently they can kill small pets and usually remain unseen by humans. That's the rumor that spread in my neck of the woods. By the way, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

The Sexton Crew said...

They aren't really "cats", but they are in the same family as weasels, skunks, etc. And yes, they do make a weird, screaming sound. Don't know if they eat pets but they eat squirrels, chipmunks, even porcupines so I would think small critters would be fair game.

Glad to have you back on this side of the Atlantic, Cammie! Will you get to visit anytime soon? We love you.

Bobbey said...

I'll allow YOU, Amie, to wrangle the tiara from my 7 year old. (I never really had posession of it.) That should be a fun job for you; and as for the sash...well, I used it to dry dishes tonight. I think it'll be dry enough to return to you in the morning.

Congrats Kris! My tiara is off to you...

Kris said...

(Screeeeaaaaammmm!) Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've never won anything so wonderful in all my life! I am so excited! I can't wait to tell my friends! I am so honored! Oh, how humbling to be on national weblog! Nothing like this has ever every happened to me! You Sextons run the very best contests ever! Thank you again for such a lovely prize! ;)

Love you Ames....
Kris

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

no fair .. i never knew you FINALLY posted a new post and missed out on guessing all together ... i thought you had just abandoned your blog all together. new contest please.