New kid Rusty, Choir, and Forestry .. oh my!
Introducing our newest family member, Rusty the orange tabby, yeah! He has fit in here remarkably well and smoothly. He spent the first few days carefully slinking around through the dogpile and got to meet Palo, they became quick friends. One of the reasons we were wanting another cat was to give Palo a buddy, but also to have an extra mouser around the property .. However, I think the new kid may be dyslexic, rather than catching the mouse in the house, he caught a mouse outside then brought in in alive and let it go! Good thing Kate wasn’t here at the moment. When he’s not out mousing at night, he stay very close, insisting on sharing our pillows.
I ended up not having to ‘take on’ the Forest Service after all, but more so maybe joined them. The short story is that there is a proposed thinning project immediately adjacent to our northern property line for the purpose of creating a fuel break for potential forest fire. The actual work would be carried out by Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. So in the end, I have become the community liaison between Lama and RMYC in an effort to make this a collaborative project. As a result, I have also begun a pretty serious study of silviculture, forest ecology, and fire risk management. I also enjoy a nice hot tub on cool early spring days ..