Thursday, September 03, 2009
One tough egg, one fast mouse
That's yesterday's egg. On Sunday, the first egg for this cycle was very thin and so I not only started adding calcium, but I doubled the amount I sprinkle on her wet food. Three days later she quietly dropped another egg into her basket (it is usually dropped from a high perch and it usually breaks). It was cold when I found it and solid. Perhaps too solid. I can see the excess calcium on its surface. Finding the right amount to supplement will be my next task.
I caught the field mouse in the act today, eating my box turtle Hercules' left-overs. I did see Herc eating earlier, so he got his share first.
The mouse looked up at me with his great big ears and then, lickity-split, off he went.
Hercules has to be quick to get his food before this guy gets wind of it.
I packed my panniers to ride down the coast next week. 4.5 lbs. each. Not bad.