Last night I had the strange CHIPMUNK dream again. I was a chipmunk running through our backyard. And for some reason I decide to run up to the big glass window near our kitchen door.
As I came closer to the kitchen the sun reflected a rainbow off the window’s glass. Through the rainbow I saw Myles and my animal friends staring at me. They were in their usual spot by the glass door of our back porch. They were smiling at me and pointing. I stood on my hind legs, and sniffed the air. I then heard a hawk’s shrill call and jumped to the grass. I flattened myself out as I saw a large black shadow on the grass get larger and larger. I heard a loud THUD
and then woke up.
Very weird dream!
Dear Diary, today in class I presented my report on my hero Gaylord Nelson the founder of Earth Day, and a Wisconsin native. As you know Earth Day is in just two days!! I can’t wait!! The chickens and I are looking for creative ways to upcycle old things we found in one of the barns. One idea Ophelia had was to make an old horse yoke, collar into a stick. She said you could use the yoke to point at things. Horace the muskrat said Ophelia’s idea was not her best effort to date. Horace frowned briefly, and said the horse yoke would be better as a post for a mailbox or part of a fence.
I am just glad Ophelia and Horace are speaking to each other again after some (domesticated bird to remain nameless) burned the green bean casserole. The casserole was for the dinner when we were hosting the honorable Tamshing the Binturong from Bhutan. He came to Kickapoo Valley to speak about Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index at our Earth Day conference held in Ironwood log #12.
What is a Binturong? A binturong is also known as the Asian bearcat, but is not a bear, can climb trees and looks more like a cat.
Today Myles watched the chipmunks out our screen porch door with two of his friends Cecilia the hen and Harold the bunny. I think I heard Harold say he saw the chipmunks wearing very small hard hats and carrying a tiny ladder. Cecilia commented on how the chipmunks seemed very secretive. Myles barked a few times but mostly he moved his head around while his tail quickly wagged back and forth.
My crazy friend Susan the Hen wants to be a professional weather vane. Today we saw her sitting on top of our barn. We watched her for a long time. Sometimes Susan the hen would lift her left wing sometimes her right. Sometimes she stood up on the tip of the roof and spun around on her feet. I think she would make a good weather vane. But, there is one thing I don’t understand. Susan is a chicken, and chickens can’t fly. How did Susan get on roof of the barn to begin with?