Down the muskrat holePosted: October 13, 2011
There is a danger to walking around the pond once the ground has been carpeted with leaves, especially at the back of the pond where the muskrats have excavated parts of the dam to make a home for themselves.
The leaves cover the holes made by the muskrats and there is a risk, slight though it may be, that one could step into one of those muskrat holes and injure oneself.
Guess what I did today?
Yep. I stepped into a muskrat hole. I think I’ll live, but I did manage to give my lower back a really good wrenching. Looks like I will be hobbling for a day or two.
That’s my whinge for the day. Now on to the hot air balloons I promised you. On Tuesday we had a pair of hot air balloons come rather close to the house and pond. I was even able to talk with the people in one of the balloons.
I was hoping to convince one of the groups to take a dip in the pond. I have seen them dip into the Ohio River when we lived in southern Ohio, but so far no one has done it here at the pond.
I think the trees might be the discouraging factor. I don’t know much about flying a hot air balloon, but I’m guessing getting up and down takes some time and space. And if you’ve got a group of paying customers in the gondola with you, you probably don’t want to be messing around with time and space. That could land you in some trees.
I thought they might do it when one of the guys in this balloon called out, “We’re going for a dip!”
But this was as close as he got to taking a dip in the pond. Oh well… Maybe another time.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for stopping by. Do be careful around the back of the pond. I forgot to mark that muskrat hole as a warning to others. I’ll try to get back there tomorrow to do it.