Monday, June 21, 2010

Dinosaur Farm

We grow unusually small livestock at our farm. Animal manageability is important to me and even though I have absolutely no control over any of them, their smaller size is a tad less intimidating. Animals in miniature seems to extend to many creatures that live at the land. In fact, recently I found an extraordinarily tiny dinosaur living upside-down in the rafters of our rickety purple shed. Jeremy argues that it's probably just an extraordinarily large insect of some sort. But that's way too creepy. Bugs should never, ever, never grow this large. I'm more comfortable with miniature dinosaur. Like the tiny livestock, it makes the creature seem more manageable somehow.


On another note: WHAT THE HELL KIND OF STUFF IS LIVING OUT THERE AT THE LAND?!?!?!?! Let's be honest. I saw this freakishly archaic beast and dropped into the fetal position, sucked my thumb, and passed out. I can hardly look at the picture. But here's another one:


5 comments:

Jon said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. That's a big walking stick. I used to love finding those guys at my grandmother's house in San Antonio. They're super hard to spot because they look just like the vegitation. Trust me, if you see one, there's probably lots more ;-) Evidently they make good pets too.

ruralaspirations said...

Yep, that's a stick bug. They are very gentle and many people keep them as pets. Way cool!

jennakl said...

I found two more monsters on one of the new gates today and after your notes, I contemplated brining them home and making them pets. Do they fetch? :)

Jesse said...

That dinosaur lives on my front porch too, right here in the big city. And it has a baby that lives on it's back. It's horrible. But I'd change my tune if it fetched.

jennakl said...

Well have you tried to toss a ball for it? You never know...