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Posted 7/20/2009 7:28pm by Shiloh Avery.

carrot animal

Fun with carrots


I wish I were a swallow.  Well, not exactly, but you have to admire the way they eat.  I wish I could do that.  Not the bugs really, but I wish I could just fly along the fields with my mouth open, munching away on whatever was there.  I finally mowed the old spring field today.  The swallows greatly appreciated the disturbance of all those insects that thought that field was home.  It was awe-inspiring.  I wish I had had the camera.  The sky was filled with dramatic blue-black clouds, the tiny winged insects lifted like a blanket from the field in fear of the onslaught of the mower, and the swallows positively swarmed.  All that careful protection of their nests in our shed seemed to have paid off.  I dare a mosquito to hatch down there.   I’ve never seen so many swallows, just swirling and twirling, feasting on the abundance.  There had to be forty of them. 




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