One of the apple trees next to the front yard has a branch hanging over the fence, and periodically an apple will fall onto the lawn. We had noticed in the past few weeks that someone -- who? -- had been eating these apples. And oddly, the apples were ending up under the fir tree, a good distance from where they fall onto the ground.
We have deer who love eating fallen apples, as well as our goats and blind horses, but of course none of them have been in the front yard. So it was a bit of a mystery because we hadn't actually seen anyone munching on the apples.
Until yesterday, that is. I was scooping dog poop in the front yard and saw blind Sophie under the fir tree, nose pressed down and busy at work on something. I went over to look. Sure enough, she was happily chewing on a fresh apple. It may be hard to tell in the cell phone photo above (click on it for a larger version), but she's holding the apple in place with her left front paw while she was chewing away at it.
Not far from her was another apple she had already enjoyed:
New Shelter Challenge Begins
The latest round of the Shelter Challenge is underway and runs until October 13. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584.
They have redesigned the contest site and made other changes. Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
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