Category Archives: Backwoods Philosopher

TRAGEDY AT ANT COLONY

Every morning for exercise and next winter’s heat supply I cut, split and haul firewood. This morning I cut and split a large Tamarac log and incidentally devastated the home of a colony of carpenter ants. Their apparently impregnable, secure … Continue reading

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CATS: Cute and Cuddly versus Efficient Predator

Notice: Kittens to Give Away This litter of kittens was born in a woodpile. I knew approximately where they were but I never saw them. After about six or seven weeks the mother cat led the kittens up to the … Continue reading

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Why Horses are better than Video Games

  Do you remember the movie “Babe”? This “live action” movie follows the life of a pig named Babe who discovers a kinder, gentler way of herding sheep. I like the movie. I recommend it. I identify with the hero … Continue reading

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CUTE KITTY AND TOM

Every so often I run into a person that doesn’t like cats. Next time I meet one of those anti-cat people, I am going to ask, “What exactly is wrong with cats that inspires your prejudice?” For my part, I … Continue reading

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BORN YESTERDAY

A filly foal is fearfully and wonderfully made. Yesterday I squashed a horse-fly as big as a dime on the back of my innocent baby filly. The fly left a bloody spot the size of quarter on her tender little … Continue reading

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