Well, we've been getting a LOT of rain...lots and lots of rain. Until lately, the beavers' dam held back the pond water, but after the latest onslaught, the water is overflowing our furry engineers' handiwork. But Mike's fishing chair is staying put - not sure what that means.
We'll be watching to see what our group of neighborhood castor canadensis ends up doing - we're betting they'll be out there again, shoring up their dams with branches, newly-cut shrubs and mud from the pond bottom. We set up a wildlife camera to see if we can get a peek at their nighttime activities - we'll keep you posted...for sure :-)
There are a few happy campers, however - the wild mint that's growing in front of the beaver dam has been growing like crazy since the water has started coming over the dam edges. I'll probably be able to harvest another crop to dry for using in herbal tea. And Lacey loves the shallow wading path that the water has created - she loves splashing through the water on her way back home...to the Lodge :-)