One of the Missing Eyes

So the other day I was planting corn in our garden, and I found an eye.  I put it in my pocket for safe keeping then forgot it.  I found it in the laundry, placed it on the dryer for safe keeping and then lost it again.  Yesterday I found it under the dryer.

So likely very few of you will remember the case of the missing eyesballs from over 6 years ago.  At that time the two missing eyeballs were from the owl and the tree face.  So I investigated yesterday morning whose eyeball this was.  Below is the owl now.  Obviously his “good” eye has clouded over time.  But I thought that the nubbin on the back of the found eyeball would not fit in the back of the owl’s eye socket.  So I went to find the tree face.

The tree face had been destroyed when part of the tree came down a few years ago.  There is nothing left but a few fragments on the ground.  But if you look at the old photo of the tree face, the eyes were quite different than this one.

tree missing eye

So it is definitely the one from the owl.  How it made it to the garden is unclear.  We have composted the beddings from the barn and spread them in the garden but still unclear how it made it into the bedding.  But anyway happy to have part of the mystery solved.  I will keep it as a souvenir.

In our storm we got 1.7 inches of rain.  That is impressive.  No flooding but definitely things are wet, including our cut “hay”.

We had resurrected the tomato hothouse the other day (Tom mostly).  Yesterday I noticed two garter snakes in there.  They must enjoy the warmth, and that storm must have been rough for them.  We like these snakes because they eat our slugs, so happy to have them safe and comfortable.

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4 Responses to One of the Missing Eyes

  1. Jeanne says:

    Well, that was quite a find for you!!! Who put the owl up? Has it been there quite a while? Fascinating story! The old tree is quite interesting. I did some searching, from one of your entries to another. You’ve had quite some times. So interesting! I learned about the owl…
    We got a bit of rain during the thunderstorms on Saturday, but nowhere n near what you got. It’s overcast this morning. I don’t know if more rain is predicted. We certainly need it!
    Have a good day!!

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks! We have had the owl a while. Initially it was to try to keep the starlings out of the barn which did not work. Right ow it is in the orchard to try to keep the rabbits from eating the trees. Not sure it is working there either. And we have had quite some times. We are hoping for no rain so we can try to dry the “hay” out. It really didn’t look too bad this morning.

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  2. Michelle says:

    We didn’t get a good soaking, and would have appreciated one. Too bad about your hay, though.

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    • Donna says:

      It actually didn’t look too bad this morning so we are still going to test our equipment on it anyway. Tom is hooking up and repairing the rake and will try it out.

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