Sunday, August 21, 2011

If You Build It, They Will Come

This was NOT the kind of visitor I was hoping for.


I’m telling myself someone put it there yesterday while I wasn’t around.


And that it didn’t slither in through one of the 14 million holes in the cabin walls and leave its calling card. It makes me feel better to think that.


However I am immediately throwing a wish out there in the universe that some generous persons will soon feel compelled to pay to repair the chinking in the cabin at Billie Creek.


The cabin needs a fairy godmother or a sugar daddy.


Er, wait.  Are snakes attracted to sugar?


One thing is for sure. I’ll never go into the potting shed or the outhouse.



Not me.

Not now.



Anonymous said...

We had a snake skin or two very near our house last summer but have not seen any this year. They make me cringe!

Courtney said...

I'm with you sister! Don't like snakes in any way, shape, or form!

Karen Anne said...

I've only seen one of those in real life.

Aren't you glad we don't have to do that periodically :-) Can't be very comfy.

That outhouse doesn't look very stable...

Karen Anne said...

Or is it the potting shed?

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

No way.

Christine said...

That's the outhouse that is falling over.

Michelle said...

That looks like one LOOONG snake skin, sister! Yikes!

Wendy said...

I hope you left the snakeskin there. Gives the place that lived-in feeling, although I can't tell what type of snake it was. It's gotta be good luck in somebody's culture. Also, you did a beautiful job in putting that loom together. If I was anywhere near Indiana, I'd offer to help with the loom in the village, even though I'd have no clue what I was doing. Mom always said I did everything the hard way. Is there something wrong with us? Or is it everybody else?

Mary Ann said...

Gotta be a black snake.. we have one in our chicken house right now, but I think he's too big to skinny into Teeny's cage for the babies. They are GOOD... they kill vermin!

Jennifer said...

I wouldnt want to run into that big snake... they just freak me out.

Karen Patrick said...

Was that inside the cabin? Glad it wasn't there Friday! Did you finish the loom? You should have called me. I'd have come and helped.

The Barn Door said...

Oh yuck! I wouldn't go in that cabin ever again!!

clairz said...

When we were repairing a plaster wall in our old 1770 New Hampshire house, I found some interesting material. Calling to my husband, "Oh look, they used some weird stuff for insulation in those days," I was carefully pulling it out when I realized it was a SNAKESKIN! There were a lot of them in that wall. Yikes!

I love Wendy's comment above that you should leave the skin to give the place that lived-in feeling. LOL!

Milah said...

I'd be having nightmares if I found that skin.

thecrazysheeplady said...

heeheehee - the things you get yourself into... ;-D