The elk have been incredibly busy today.With the windows wide open in the heat this has been challenging for both Nim and the herd. Baby elk make a very distinctive noise when calling for their mom. They also appear to have excellent hearing and can hear Nim huffing in the house because he is so over-stimulated by them. This makes them peep more.
The finale of the night was about 4 babies and several cows in front of windows. Nim was stone silent then. I think that was an overwhelming number. Unfortunately they were too quick for me to get a good photo of all of them. I wish they would eat things I actually need eaten. Not that I care what they eat, but they could help me with some weeding.
In garden news I grew a bean! I ate it. It probably could have been there a little longer, but good stuff.
Today I had to give the Nasturtiums some tough love. I think they are drowning my peas. I did some serious pruning and going forward will do better keeping them under control. This variety is the vine type and they are hooking on all over the peas.
I did a quick search on "eating too many nasturtiums" and I think I will be OK. It has been a few hours now and I am not sick or anything. I think they are kind of like radishes in taste personally. They are good also in preventing scurvy. :) The stems aren't bad when they are fat and watery, but the spindly, vine ones are tough to chew.
I leave you tonight with this cute little guy...
He insists on living in the fenced area with Nim. Not the smartest move. I hope he grows up soon. Baby bunnies just aren't as skilled in survival and he tends to race around in tight darting circles which works Nim into a frenzy. At least the adults just bolt straight out of the yard.
Have a good night (or good morning) depending when you read!