Muskrats do not hibernate in winter. In a year with the more usual colder temperatures, when waterways are frozen over, the muskrat’s activity typically happens underwater and in their shacks, dens, and ice houses, where we are less likely to catch a glimpse.
Muskrats don’t store food in their lodges like Beavers do; they must forage everyday. A Muskrat dives for aquatic plants and can hold its breath for fifteen minutes underwater. Its feet work like paddles and its long tail propels and steers. They also eat fish, frogs, clams, and snails. Muskrats are eaten by minks, weasels, foxes, and hawks.
After another great breakfast at Sherry’s Corner Cafe, 2 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA 01930 crossed the street to Magnolia Library to take a look at the Valentine Tree.
Trilogic Systems* is moving from 126 Main Street (next to Main Street Art & Antiques) to the ground floor space at 37 Main Street on the west end, next to Jon Sarkin Fish City Studios into the space last occupied by Rose & Dove Gift Shop.
*”Embedded computing products and services for the military, industrial control and communications markets”
18 Washington Street
Building for sale and/or ground floor retail spaces available on Main Street include:
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, therefore predicting an early spring. This is a rare call on his part, having happened only 20 times in the history of Groundhog Day predictions, and never twice in a row! Here’s a link to some interesting historial tidbits in case you have nothing to read with your Sunday morning coffee.
Picture clipped from WTHR.com:
Whoever bought this poor grill back in 1995 (it’s an EO vent code) installed it’s legs upside down making it look very strange and making it’s footprint incredibly narrow and dangerous as it would be pretty top-heavy loaded with lit coals and meat.
After unsticking the rusted on bolts with pb-blaster and replacing all of the hardware with stainless bolts, sanding down the wood handle and applying three coats of teak oil, adding side vents and cleaning her up she’s looking mighty spiffy.