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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Traffic Jams - Ranch style

Living away from the city has its perks. One of them is that the traffic jams are a bit more interesting. This road didn't have an easy on-ramp or off-ramp so I and the the cars behind me had to follow until this flock of 5 wild turkeys could exit. It's a lot more fun to wait on the turkey, quail and deer traffic jams then on the human ones!

Morning turkey traffic jam

Once there was a traffic jam right on my lot! I took Tilly for a walk and came home just as it was getting dark. I startled 5 deer milling around my deck. Likely they were disappointed that I didn't replace the tomatoes, cilantro and pepper plants they had eaten a few days prior. Tilly doesn't bark at them so we were quite close, just a few feet away before they decided they should move on. Sorry, I didn't get a picture of it.

Another high traffic time will be in October when it's tarantula mating season. I hear they migrate right through the ranch. The other day I noticed at least 8 tarantula burrows just a couple feet in front of my car!

Tarantula burrow (one of many). Not a good traffic jam to be in!


  1. My mom still talks about your turkeys!
    P.S. Looks like I fixed the settings so I'm getting your blog now :)

    1. I fixed my settings as well. Thanks for letting me know. Tell mom I said HI!

      And shoot me an email to update me on your tiny house plans.

  2. Hi Nancy, I just wanted to say that I love your blog and I am really grateful for it. Thank you for taking the time to share all the things that you do! I will be starting the build on my own tiny house this fall. I debated about doing a blog as well, and decided to try it out. I have learned so much from so many others, including yourself, that I want to 'give back' to the tiny house community, and maybe someone will benefit from my sharing as well. I'll stay tuned - you live in a very interesting area! I am from Michigan, quite the opposite climate! But didn't I see that you are from Michigan too? I'm sorry if I have you mixed up with someone else. I'm glad to hear that you are loving your tiny house, and it sounds like you are accomplishing some big goals in your life! Take care :)

  3. Karen,
    Thank you for your kind words. It's nice to hear of others that have joined the "tiny house" community.

    Yes, I am from Michigan! I would love to hear about your building plans. Let me know the name of your blog and I can follow your progress. Hey, maybe we have friends in common!

  4. Hi again Nancy :)
    I am just learning how to do the blog thing, lol. I named mine "tiny wolverine" so I hope you can find it here on blogger. I am from southeast Mi, now living in Monroe. I love, love, love the more northern parts of the state and the UP. Where are you from and how do you like the new climate you are in? I am very excited to be going to Habitat for Humanity tomorrow with my daughter... I don't know what I'll find but I really want to make my first "tiny house" purchase.
    Take care :)

    1. Hi Karen,
      I am also from the southeast, Shelby Twp. I feel very fortunate to now live in a national forest and just 30 min from the city.

      The weather here can be very warm in the summer but I am 30 minutes from the beach so all is good.

      I did check out your blog and look forward to watching your progress. Us tiny house folks need to stick together!