Saturday, April 30, 2011

Run, Run......

....the dogs are loose...maybe I can make to the Persimmon Tree!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Did You Know?

Squirrels are the most commonly seen wild animal. They are in the park, in the backyard or even at the school playground. They are found in almost all places on Earth, except for Australia, Antarctica, and the Island of Madagascar (home to lemurs). Squirrels are rodents that are closely related to chipmunks, marmots, prairie dogs, groundhogs, and woodchucks. They are characterized by their large eyes, bushy tails, and prominent front teeth. The most common squirrel seen in the United States is the Eastern gray squirrel, which live in trees. Other types of squirrels live in underground burrows. The smallest of all squirrels is the African pygmy which is only 4 inches long. The largest squirrels are found in Asia; these giant squirrels can measure up to 36 inches and weigh almost seven pounds. One of the most interesting squirrels is the nocturnal flying squirrel. This animal has large flaps of skin that allow it to leap extremely long distances, much more than that of a common squirrel. Squirrels eat plants, such as grass, nuts, and seeds. Some consume insects and a few species will occasionally eat small amounts of meat. Squirrels plant 1000s of trees. They bury nuts and forget where they have put them. The acorns then grow into trees. Some types of squirrels and squirrel like animals are Albino, American Red, Antelope, Arizona Gray, Black, Chipmunk, Douglas, Eastern Gray, Flying, Fox, Idaho, Marmot, Prairie Dog, Pygmy, Richardson, Rock, Southern Flying, Spotted, Western Gray, and Woodchucks! Russellville Courier Democrat April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Zeke Pups

Siggie and Zeke had 4 pups, 3 males and one female. Zeke is out of Spud and Lia and Siggie is from Tie and Bell Starr. Bell is out of Max. Larry Ellingson owns the mother of Siggie.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just Missed Us

This came right at us and then turned and just missed us!
I was watching from the front porch!

Galla Lake is Full

Galla Lake no longer needs water. It is overflowing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Zeke and Siggie

Accidents happen. Zeke and Siggie have a litter of pups. It was Siggie's first heat and Regina and Clif did not know that she was bred, but Zeke is a sneaky Feist! They live near Arkadelphia. Here is what Regina said about the colors and sexes!
Hope you made it through the storms ok.We had some close but not here.
Siggie and I were up all night having puppies!The vets xrays are not very
accurate...two of them only showed one pup.She had 4!She is a good little
mom!She had one that looks like zeke and three that look just like Tie.3
boys and one girl.I am so glad that its over. Regina Phillips

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our side of the fence!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Looking Up

Viper is looking up. If I say "where is that squirrel?", she and Cora Vette will start looking in the tree tops--eyes on scan! I am excited about hunting them this fall!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Internet Down

My internet was down last night. Guess from all the storms, but we are back in business today. Sure is funny how fast one becomes accustomed to technology. I could not watch Netflix or how to videos on You Tube.

Opal and Lia are starting to show. Can't be sure but looks like we will have two litters of pups by May 18!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Betty's Facelift!

Well, Betty's facelift is on the fascia and soffet on our farm house. She is excited to get rid of all those wrinkles and I am too!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sterling's Axel

Axel is a grandson of Spook and Max--he sure is a looker. He is a full brother to Roger Littlejohn's Smarty

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Yard Treeing

Spud hates squirrels getting into our yard. He will tree on and on. Cora Vette and Viper are treeing from their kennel. They are looking up in the tree with an eye on Mr. Bushy and they are hammering down. When we go outside Bonnie and Spud will turn and look at us and bark! As if to say, "will you please do your job and shoot this squirrel!"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Piper and Grits

Pete sent photos of Piper and Grits. He said they are a little upset with him for not shooting what they are treeing. Also, he is hoping they will be more verbal next season.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beautiful Turkey

More from Pete in Tennessee--He says the turkey is the one hanging from his feet. lol
Pete said--
Tuesday,I got a "kitchen pass"and was able to sneek off for an hour or two to turkey hunt.The turkeys here are all "hened up"and the boss gobbler lead all his girls away. Two,[ 2 year old ]satelight gobblers came in late to check on my calling and only one, made it back to the flock.I will be extremely busy this spring with farm work and bee yard work,so I have to have my fun when ever I can. Best Regards Pete.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Pete R. (has Piper and Grits) from over in TN shared some photos with us. Thanks so much, Pete. Looks like he is a Martin lover too! This tower Martin house set Pete back quite a few bucks. Siggie is growing some gourds and I hope I can make something like Pete has below. Here is part of his email:
Renfroes, hope you guys are doing well. I thought you might like to see some more blog pics from a different part of the country. Spring is definitely here,but very late this year.Usually get my martins about 3/17,and only had one pair this year on 04/01. Then the word got out and last Saturday picked up 25-30 overnight.I think they may be here to stay. Pete

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Siggie's Lock

Siggie came over and fixed the front door so it is very secure. She said 'this will kept the robbers away!'

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jack Attends Family Affair

Troy Vance sent photos of family reunion which even Jack attended. Looks like the fishing was good. Here is his email--
This family has been getting together in the spring for fishing and in the fall to squirrel hunting for decades. We didn't make the trip last year because Dobs had pups. Friday night was guitar playing and big time 42 games. Folmar and myself put out 3 short trot lines and the others were pole fishing for crappie.Think we caught 15 channels and two crappie. pole fishing was slow with most of them in 10 to 12 foot of water.Saturday evening the black pots came out and the fish fry began. Fried fish, taters, coleslaw and garden onions. Don't get much better than that.
We had a good time. Jack had a good time playing with the kids and was very well behaved. Troy Vance

Monday, April 04, 2011

Shoo Shoo

Wish this bird would find a new perch!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Feists Everywhere

Got this nice email from New York about the Blog and a picture of the family Feist.
Dear Mr. Renfroe,

I wanted to thank you for the extensive photo log you have of the Feist Breed of dogs. You have helped me identify what breed of dog we have.

I live in the Finger Lakes Region of New York and recently via, my family & I adopted a beautiful little rescue dog we named Jill. She came with a stack of paperwork. I looked at the most recent stuff on top & didn't get a chance to go through the older paperwork until today. The paperwork on top said that they thought her breed was Chihuahua-Terrier mix. Today I was going through the original paperwork from North Carolina, where she was first rescued and it said that her breed was Feist. Well, up here, I had never heard of a Feist. So a little research lead me to your wonderful site. She looks like many of the dogs shown in your photo gallery.

We had two Jack Russell's & in December lost our sweet, Ozzy, to a rare form of cancer, he was only 7. His best friend, Jack (who is a rough-coat Jack Russell) missed him terribly. We were 'just looking' when we came across Jill & her sister on Petfinder. We applied for adoption and after references, a vet check & a home visit (whew!!) we were approved.

She is just the most wonderful little breed of dog. She cracks us up with her antics & she keeps Jack on his toes. Although he's more than happy to have a new playmate. It's good to know her breed & what she was originally bred for so that we can be aware of what her 'natural instincts' are.

Again, thank you so much for your informative & wonderful website.

Sue Barnes

Friday, April 01, 2011


I snapped this picture of a picture when we took Lia down to Dan's. This is a picture of Dan with his first squirrel. Matt captured the memory.