Sunday, February 07, 2010
OMG! We Won!
Good golly, you should have been there!
We were behind by ten or so points almost the entire game and then in the last 4 minutes, a rally led by Junior (the floating blue entity above) tied us up.
In the final seconds, we took the lead and won!
Getting ahead was captured in the photo above ... Junior had just stripped the ball away down at the other team's territory and raced down for a layup.
I was so proud of him, not just for being athletic, but for rallying his troops and leading by example.
It was electric... I'm always down on the sidelines shooting pics for our yearbook and at one point in the final minute, I realized my legs were shaking with adrenaline.
Soooooo, we have at least one more game as this was the first round of a district tournament.
Okay, enough Dad bragging.
I posted about this when I first made it a year or so ago. You know I like to tweak my woods here at PFHQ with little habitat "improvements". When I first installed this little critter refuge, I had it nicely camouflaged with palm fronds and a very small brush pile.
Over time, the plant material rotted away and the Florida rains washed off some of the covering soil.
None of that diminished the useability of the plastic tunnel. If you were a deer mouse or a snake trying to avoid a hawk 0r just looking for a cozy dark shelter, it still provided that.
It just wasn't very natural looking anymore.
So, I tweaked it.
Now it looks like this.
Yes, the openings are still there, just a little more camouflaged.
Last weekend, Mrs. FC and I tore down the ancient chicken pens that had existed in the garden since the kids were little.
They were looking pretty rough. With gaps and rusting wire, they were more of a death row for chickens anyway.
The last few birds who were placed in them were eaten by something soon after.
If I get a few banty chicks this year, they will only be in a cage for a little while anyway since I like my birds to roam PFHQ and fend for themselves. Right now, I'm thinking my tiny flock could use some new genes ... and Laya, the only hen could use a rest. Did I mention that she is the best hen ever?
Speaking of genes ... I'm listening to the audio book, "Next" by Michael Crichton whenever I am driving the JEEP and I am loving it.
Dju read it?