Yesterday morning the trees in the wild area across the road glowed in the sunlight.
A man wants to develop this 26 acre parcel into an amusement park of sorts,
a driving range, a miniature golf course, and batting cages. The
entrance would be on our road, down on the corner. Two weeks
ago, myself and 17 other neighbors attended a hearing of the planning and zoning committee to
discuss this plan, and the gentleman was stunned that so many
were in opposition. From a purely treehugger point of view, I don't want the habitat
destroyed, but we are also worried about trash along our road, and
vandalism, and the increased traffic. (among other things).
Thursday, he called our defacto head of the neighbor's committee,
requesting that he meet with us at the library in Tonganoxie,
so, yesterday morning, we all sat down at 10 AM. At 10:30, the
man and his wife left in a huff, saying they felt ambushed by us.
We don't know what will happen a week from Wednesday,
when we have another hearing... we know the planning
people are in favor of it, for the most part, with
an increased tax base.
The man, from KCMO, intended to have his family members running the place,
which would be open 8 AM to 10 PM seven days a week... and yes, 26 sets of bright lights.
I used to listen to the coyotes in this piece of property at night... and loved hearing the birds, the owls, etc. When we first moved there, we saw deer regularly, but no longer.
I'll let you know what happens.
Jester will do anything to get Lil to play with him.
She actually WAS wagging her tail...
He was trying so hard. He is such a happy dog, and I am going to have to start
taking him to the dog park where he can find some other little dogs to play with.
The red-bellied woodpeckers were there visiting the feeders.
In about a month, I am going to tail off the feeding so heavily.
The little birds were waiting to come down.
Because of this... starlings, red-winged blackbirds, and cowbirds (with the brown heads)
They are wiping the feed out daily.
And guess what? It's happening here at the new house, too. I'm going to
have to lay off feeding for a few days.
The downy woodpecker was taking advantage of the horde being
Our girl loves her old house, where she came home as a puppy.
I saw this little guy on the way home.
And this one, too!
Barred owls hunt day or night.
I am going to huge wildlife area tomorrow with a friend, we will
leave very early in the morning, and get home late in the afternoon.
Keith will be doing the chores for me, after dialysis.
I hope to have some wonderful pictures for you!