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Exile update

It has been rainingĀ  for 3 days and nights…it feels like nothing will ever dry. The flowers I planted have all died and even my house plants are not doing well…I have not caught any more raccoons even though I can still smell them…I see new holes in the ground appearing everyday….squirrels and chipmuncks have […]

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Food

Restaurant Le St Urbain

Anyone who knows of Mordecai Richler, knows of his book titled “St Urbain’s Horseman”. This restaurant is on the corner of St Urbain street but further north than Richler’s domain. It is actually on Fleury street…but again, not even in the busy commercial area. It is in a quiet residential area. So this puts it […]

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Here we go again….

It seems I cried victory too soon. The smell is back….

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The game is over (I hope)

There have been no more visitors and no more smell so I am returning the trap to the garden center.

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Eve four, raccoon zero

Surprisingly, after I thought I had captured the last of the mohicans, I just caught another one… Will this ever end…?

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Eve three, raccon zero

After the false alarm the day before yesterday, I was crestfallen…. But surprise!!! this morning…I had a new guest in the cage… I notice that there are two personality styles among the raccoon population: those that express their emotions through noise, hissing and cussing…and the silent ones who protest with their bowels…by shitting all over […]

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Halfway through my exile

Tomorrow will mark the halfway mark of the six months that I will be living in the woods. It has not been easy. The weather has not been great, temps have just started to warm up this weekend. I picked my firstĀ  lily of the valley today and I usually gather huge bouquets on my […]

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General Nature

This is what I wake up to….

This is my first experience at bird pictures…they move so fast… I missed some cardinals but will keep trying…

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The catch of the day

I woke up to a terrible racket…but it was not a raccoon….it was a fluffy domestic cat….obviously some neighbor’s pet… I let that one go.

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Eve two, raccoon zero.

I was planning to return the cage as there did not seem to be any action for the last 2 nights…save for the mysterious disappearance of one can of sardines….but lo and behold I woke up to one more critter in the trap this morning! But the war is not over….I got a whiff again […]