Lucy is now about 8 months old and it's finally warm enough that we felt safe to do a "soft" release with her. We took her palace outside and opened the doors. For the first several hours, she was too frightened to even come out of her bed. She LOVES her bed. But, finally she ventured out and has been enjoying being a squirrel. She spends the day mostly on the porch but has jumped into the trees a few times but always returns to the safety (and food) of the porch and her cage.
See how fat she is? She even has boobs.
We decided to replace the chickens that the skunk got last year so we've got 12 chicks ready for the henhouse once they get a little bigger. Can't wait for the fresh eggs!
I'm thinking maybe we'll hang the hide of the last skunk that killed our chickens out on the pen. Might be a good reminder for the next skunk when he sees what Elmer and Jr. will do to him should he try to eat our chickens...