Ducks on the Deck | GG’s TOT

So, another TOT?

Yep, for some reason a few people think that nothing ever happens around here but quite frankly, GG is having a hard time keeping up with this new publishing schedule because things keep happening and new info keeps arriving.

But first…yes, I shot the breaking action news video of the eagle on my way to the Fawnskin Post Office this morning.

What I like about small town living is that people take the time to enjoy nature and each other–usually.

PM Mike took a few seconds to come out to look at the bald eagle as did many of the postal customers.

The DWP guys took a short amble to take a look, then I saw someone pull over to watch, and another person got of the car with a camera to take snaps.

Life is good in Fawnskin!

Now GG has been busy with a new therapy this week. I am hoping to be back up to speed by the end of the summer but all the ups and downs have been tough.

To keep myself amused, I started birding (aka bird watching) because I got hooked on Jack (and no, I haven’t seen him lately) and now have all these birds bossing me around and using my deck as a party perch.

This morning I discovered ducks on my deck but this wasn’t like the flying fish that landed on my deck–these ducks have decided to adopt me.

Seriously, I have a pair of mallards and a pair of wood ducks that come up to visit daily.

Duck on Deck | Fawnskin

They like the water and snacks–which seems a bit odd since they come up from the lake–but hey, who am I to complain?

I actually like the company.

Then, many of you know about my animal talents but this am the birds alerted me to a new kitten in the neighborhood.

Did you know Fawnskin is the original breeding ground for the rare and elusive, tree kittens.

Rare Fawnskin Tree Kitten

GG got an action shot but this sweet little thing came down out of the tree for a visit–and then I thought perhaps it was better she was in the tree based on the fact that she could become coyote or hawk bait.

Yep, gonna go visit the neighbors to suggest they keep her in.

Fun in Fawnskin

Fawnskin is always fun but Jim & Janet Dooley have something good happening starting tomorrow.

May 25-26, 2012 they are doing that Fawnskin Co-Op thing at North Shore Trading Company (39130 North Shore Drive next to the Post Office).

There will be organic cappuccino and espresso, ice cream, lemonade and a whole lot more.

Plus, you’ll find some digital magic if you need photos, film, VHS, or vinyls transferred to digital.

Of course there will be music and more. GG thinks they should have told me–and I’m likely to show up despite the fact I don’t rate!

What’s Cookin’ at Moose Lodge 2085?

So, holidays mean that Moose Lodge 2085 is gonna be cooking up a storm. Members slow cook meat on a spit all day so visitors and locals can munch a bunch at night.

The feast is set for Saturday, May 26, 2012 no time given but usually it is ready sometime after 3:00pm.

Not sure that I’ll make it down there but I am thinking about it.

Doo Dah Parade

Mark your calendars for July 28, 2012 at 10:00am for the annual Doo Dah Parade.

Applications this year can be obtained at Moose Lodge 2025 or you can call Wayne at (909) 556-1567.

Okay, GG has more but I gotta go!



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2 Responses to “Ducks on the Deck | GG’s TOT

  • 1
    Betty Arnold
    June 4th, 2012 20:16

    GG: I love your stories, squirrel reports, dog tales, photos and videos. We came up there for 6 days from Santee,CA, and Thursday as we drove eastbound across the Grout Creek Bridge, I saw a huge eagle fly into a tree behind the real estate office. We quickly pulled over, just as you (pretty sure it was you…) were heading to the P.O. I saw you glance back at the tree, so I figured you saw it, too. I wanted to say hello and talk to you, but you waved at a passing car and hurried across the street. My boyfriend got out of his white F150 and got some photos of the eagle’s head, but the rest was covered by branches. Thank you for the eagle updates, weather photos, special events, mountain recipes, folklore, etc. Hopefully next time I see you up there, I can thank you in person!

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    June 4th, 2012 20:27

    Thanks Betty, next time please say hello. I think that was the day that I got the eagle on video. Appreciate the comments and I am glad you got to spend some time up here.