Thursday, June 15, 2006

Our New Neighbors!

Well, actually, we're the new neighbors:

These guys live behind our new house in Maryland. They seem like a friendly bunch! How often do you think Joe will have to say, "Leave the Alpacas alone!"?

There are also lots of snakes out in the country. I found out black snakes don't like to be touched. I am going to assume that applies to all snakes going forward....

When we decided on the house we wanted, we went back to our Realtor's house to complete the paperwork. They live in the sticks.

As we're heading towards the house, she turns and points out a black snake (about 3 feet long) making it's way across the driveway behind us. Things went something like this:

Realtor: "Welcome to the country - we have a lot of snakes out this way".
Jeff: "Cool! Is it poisonous?"
Realtor: "No"
Jeff: "Cool! I want to see…!"
Jeff: *walks over to black snake and approaches from the tail end, because he thinks worst case, all it will do is slither away a little faster*
Joe: *to Realtor - "He's not that smart sometimes…"*
Jeff: *decides to try and pet the snake's tail*
Black Snake: *immediately coils up, hisses at Jeff and prepares to strike*
Jeff: *screams like a girl and runs*

Luckily, I left the camera at the hotel that day....a clean pair of underwear would have been helpful though.


Anonymous Farmgirl's Mum said...

Hi Jeff!

I always love your comments on Farmgirl's blog. When are you moving to Maryland?
Don't know which is worse, the "dry heat" or the "humidity'!

We have friends in Oregon with an Alpaca Ranch. They are really cute! It'll be like being by Susan's farm!

Just wanted to say "hi" and good luck with the move.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Jeff in MD said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and posting, Mum!

We're moving to Maryland the secnd week of July - can't wait! We're hoping the humidity season is shorter than the "watch 115 turn you to a crisp dry heat" season.

These alpacas are sooo cute. You can imagine how many pictures I'm going to take and post :p

We'll keep you posted on the move progress. We'll be happy when it's all over, that's for sure!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Amiene Rev said...

farm and snakes. at my grandpa (passed away already) pond, there are water snakes. and some eels.

7:43 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Alpacas! That's a knitters paradise. If I lived there I'd be sneaking out in the middle of the night to harvest yarn!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Snakes! Too bad you didn't have a camera. That would have been a great shot! :)

9:00 PM  

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