Here we watch the river rising yet again this year. Hmm, thatís two one-hundred year floods in one spring. Thankfully, we have reached the first day of summer. I am sure the farmers would like to take the itty bitty life jackets off the corn. Hope all is well with you and your families. Life is going sweet here. Itís my favorite time of year watching the mama and papa birds teaching their broods to fledge and to find food. The chipmunks are getting ready to enter their birthing chambers. So, we should have some tiny little 13-striped kids running around soon. The grackles and squirrels are still chasing each otherÖ.Ahh, my favorite spot, the front porch!
***Death by Ignorance of Dietary Needs***
Reptiles arenít the only animals that benefit from an insect diet. I have found that using a 50%-50% insect and plant matter diet greatly enhances an exotic mammalís heath, especially the skunk. This alleviates some of the problems found in skunks. But, the quality of purchased insects is awful.
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