That old bird was right. It smells like winter this morning, there is wood smoke in the air from the wood stoves and it's a cool 34 degrees this morning. Hunting season is on and many a poor bullwinkle will fill some bodys freezer.
Trees are starting to change colors here on the old Permafrost Ranch and this old Camp Robber was wanting to know when I'm filling the bowl again. It's time to put out suet for them also he said. It looks like he's got goatee beard.
The Web page is down at www.thesquirrelcam.com and this old squirrel is upset. You guys have heard me rant about the cost and the speed of our internet access here in the Great Land before.
So, I'm not going to say anything more, but as you see when you try to access the page, it's not there. I can't ftp the server to fix it either. It's not on my end and I notified them about the problem last night on the 29th. When it failed to accept a new pic update through the ftp.
Being it's a holiday weekend. Well, you know the story.
Over coffee this morning here on the Permafrost Ranch, budda belly said. "Wow, what a day yesterday. History was made, you know there is milestones in ones life where we always look at where we are, where we have been, and where we think we are going. Yesterday was one of those days. The first time in the history of the United States of America that a man of color was nominated by the Democratic Convention to run for the President." Do we think some day, we may see a Native American in this role
This old squirrel thought the election results from Alaska were really interesting this morning.
Being an old guard Republican politician under indictment and suspicion of illegal activities running for office doesn't seem to bring out the dichotomy that he sees in the body politic of Alaska Republican voters.
They might be crooks but at least they are our crooks is the message he got from the results he says.
This was taken from the BLTC's web site: 20 Years of TLC Bird Treatment and Learning Center Celebrates 20 Years of TLC: Bird TLC has been returning birds to the wild and educating the public since 1988. What: 20 Years of TLC: A Bye-Bye Birdie Event Where: Bird TLC Property above Potter Marsh (aka Old Rabbit Hutch) When: Saturday, August 23, 2008 11-4pm
Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Bird Treatment and Learning Center and the end of the migratory bird season.
This event will include live education birds on display from 11-1pm with a special presentation featuring some of the oldest birds in our program at 12:30. Various speakers will speak on the history of our organization, the importance of wildlife rehabilitation and the significance of our community partnerships over the years. We will hear Dr. James Scott, DVM, founder of Bird TLC will share his memories. There will be activities for children in a kid’s activity tent from 11-1, and food and beverage available from local vendors. Bird TLC merchandise will be on sale at a discounted price. And, of course, a Bye-Bye Birdie Event wouldn’t be complete without a rehabilitated bald eagle release which will take place around 3:00pm.
This occasion also lends the opportunity for Bird TLC to say farewell to our dear friend One-Wing who recently passed away. One-Wing was one of the first bald eagles to come through the center after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989. Due to injuries sustained One-Wing could not be released and became the mascot and blood donor for other unfortunate eagles. He was with us for close to 20 years until this past spring when he passed away due to natural causes. Native drum groups and elders from around the state will be present to help us commemorate his passing with an ash spreading ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us in celebrating 20 Years of TLC! For more information call Bird TLC at 562-4852 or visit our website at www.birdtlc.net.
Wow imagine, something I've been harping about for a long time. Internet speeds and the cost of our connections. Our download speeds are the slowest in the country. Read this article in the Anchorage Daily News Story. I'm just screaming mad about it and what we pay is out of this world compared to others in the US and as an addendum. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner got in on the story too.
All the politicians are gathering in Fairbanks today for the Morris Thompson Center Opening downtown. I was wondering if there is a squirrel size set of hip boots to wear if I attend. I'm sure it's going to get deep, and not from all this rain we just had either says this old squirrel.
This old squirrel was telling me that this summer has been very wet and cool and he can smell snow in the air. Early winter is coming according to the Fire Weed. It's bloomed all the way to the top already. We are both wishing for a long Indian Summer this fall. To make up for the summer that never quite made it to the Boreal Forest this year.
I was just saying, why do the politicians in Juneau think they can or should spend the surplus of 10-12 Billion better than we can. Republicans mostly, old guard conservatives they say but really believe big government can do it better. Give me my share now says this old squirrel, I need it to make it through a tough winter. Don't give me a token payment a little peanut just to ease your conscience or to take my mind off the real nut. Give me my share, cash or check. I know where to spend it better than you do. Now who's the ones really acting like little piggies in Juneau. The excuse given by some is the Permanent Fund Check will be 2K or bigger this year and that should satisfy the greedy little piggie citizens. Look at who the real pigs are...