Steve’s Country Cabin Journal #2.

Hello everyone and welcome to our second look through the eyes of my journal. As I mentioned before, some things will be recent events, others will be perhaps from years ago. Let’s take a look at today’s entry.

It was a lovely day out at “Eagle”, the sun has been shining all day and my little flower garden is doing well. That evening I was watering the flowers and got that odd feeling of being watched. That has happened so many times over the years. I looked around but saw nothing. I even went around the little cabin, but nothing was there either. Oh well, must be nothing then, it’s just because I’m alone, I thought to myself. It was a nice warm evening so I walked around part of the property where we had a road that went in a circle through an area of about 20 acres. It was a very quiet evening, the thrushes were singing so nicely, a little chipmunk was running around on a pile of rocks that I had deliberately put out there for him knowing that chipmunks love rocks.

The little cabin before it was finished, the well was behind the cabin to the left behind the bushes.

This was a sandy area, with no rocks at all, and also no chipmunks. So I hauled in lots of rocks each time I went out there and piled them in different places. The very next year the chipmunks showed up. They are a rock loving little animal. After my evening walk I decided to get some water from the well. I got that feeling of being watched again. It was getting later now and I just couldn’t shake that feeling. I got my bucket of water and turned around…there was a black bear between me and the cabin. Interesting predicament. I waited. So did he, standing there looking my way. After a bit I got to thinking that maybe he’s not looking at me. I turned and looked behind me. Another bear was standing about 50 feet away, bigger than this other one. The first one, which was between me and my cabin, was less than 20 feet away.

Part of the circle road. These are all old pics so are not very good.

For some reason that second bear also stopped. Do I look that tasty? The second bear was looking at me, the first bear was…not looking at me now. He was looking toward the road where this huge cinnamon bear was standing. A cinnamon bear is just a black bear with a brown fur coat. Now what is with all these bears coming along and stopping right here. Seeing bears was a common sight out here, the local garbage disposal area was only half a mile away through the trees. I wasn’t really quite sure what to do, except wait.

About the size of the black bear between me and my cabin, so not very big.

However it was starting to get darker, the sun has been down for quite some time already. Finally the big cinnamon bear started walking away towards that garbage disposal area. Then the bear behind me started to follow, then the first bear joined them. Then I quickly and quietly made my way to the cabin and went inside fast! After in the safety of the cabin I counted 3 more bears walking past. I wonder how far they go to spend their days, or do they stay close to here and sleep most of the day? Not a great thought. Well, that was quite a way to end the day. I hope all of you have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

39 Comments on “Steve’s Country Cabin Journal #2.

  1. They must have been sizing you up in comparison the dump! Looks like you weren’t quite tasty enough yet! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can imagine that was a bit uncomfortable..😳

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  2. Interesting that the bears leave you alone ! Of course God kept you safe ! Enjoyed the pics ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸπŸπŸ˜»πŸ€­πŸ™‚

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  3. I think I died a thousand deaths reading this, Steve! πŸ™€πŸ» I think I would have been a bear appetizer when I fainted dead in front of all those bears! N love have mercy, it’s a miracle you were not mauled!

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  4. Oohhhhh i think bears are fascinatingπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£ As long as they keep their distance🀣 But i cannot even SEE a SPIDER😨😨 You see i have ARACHNOPHOBIA!!!! The phobia of spiders!!!!!

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    • Here bears are quite common around town from August to freeze up and again in early spring. Generally they are safe if left alone but people often get in their way. Thanks Eugenia!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸ»

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    • Yes, and there are even more encounters to share!😳🐻
      Yep, the rocks give them a quick and safe hiding place from predators. They also seem to just enjoy playing on rocks.
      Have a wonderful day Ribana!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸΏπŸΏ

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  5. Wow, that was an exciting experience 😍. This is not the first time I hear bears searching for garbage, have seen several videos πŸ€ͺ those are real funny πŸ˜‚. This is a wonderful post ✨ Have a beautiful dayβœ¨πŸ’

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    • Thanks Simon, glad that you liked this one!😳🐻 Yes, bears are always around searching for garbage, especially in the fall when wild food is gone.πŸ€ͺ🐻 Have a great day Simon!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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