Friday, April 13, 2018

Curtains and Rock Chucks

Happy Friday! 

Last Friday we shared pictures of some of the critters 
that have visited the PugRanch

Some of you wondered about the Rock Chuck 

So I thought I would share some Rock Chuck Facts

  • Also known as the Yellow-bellied Marmot
  • Largest of all ground squirrels
  • Typically weigh 4 to 11 pounds
  • Brown coat, white patch of fur between eyes, reddish-brown tail, yellow belly
  • Lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Live in colonies of 10 to 20 individuals
Rock chucks can cause severe damage by digging holes in irrigation canal banks, throughout pastures, and along the sides of buildings.
Their tunnel systems have been known to reach 10 to 70 meters in length, and over 1-meter in depth.

We have not seem him around for several days
so we hope he has moved on

And now for the curtains!

Mom took a break from working on the Christmas stocking 
and made new curtains for the kitchen

She had an idea in her head 
 and a picture from the internet
 of what she wanted them to look like

Mom was really pleased with how they turned out

After a couple of nice days
winter came back yesterday with snow and high winds

Come on spring!!!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. Wow, your mom did a super job on the new curtains.
    Green is a favorite color of my ma's too.
    We have those hanging vertical blinds and think her
    idea makes a great addition to making them not so blah.
    Hope the rock chuck has found a new home off your property.
    xo Astro

  2. We love your mom's new curtains and the Puggie plates! Your rock chucks sound very similar to our woodchucks, who eat way too many of our pretty plants and flowers.

  3. Hari OM
    OOOHHH I too am a little envious of those curtain drops!!! I have no skillz in the sewing department...sigh... I've given up on hopes of spring; I think we'll go from winter straight into summer and it will happen all of a sudden one day in May. You heard it here first... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We've heard of a woodchuck, but never a rockchuck!

  5. Your mom did a great job on those curtains. We hope Mr. Rock Chuck stays away from your house.

  6. What beautmous new curtains!! Your Mama sure is talented!!

    Thanks for the interesting Rock Chuck information...these guys sound pretty destructive!
    Arty, Rosy & Jakey

  7. Yellow-bellied Marmot molmol that sounds like a birdie name. We have a yellow rumped warbler here.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY CATS MOM IS SQUEALING WITH DELIGHT AT YOUR MOM'S NEW KITCHEN CURTAINS. They are beautiful and the style Oh my and they are lined and we love the little buttons on the fabric that makeup the scalloping.
    well done Linda!!!
    hugs madi and mom

  8. That marmot looks like the woodchuck Joey dog and I cornered in our yard several years ago. He was not very friendly, that's for sure! But I haven't seen him since.

    Ghostwriter used to do a lot of sewing, so she appreciates the amount of work that goes in to making things like curtains. They look great!

  9. We love your new curtains. Mom has been looking for a nice valance for our half bathroom on the first floor and for the master bathroom. Yours would be the perfect style.

    So is that rock chuck as much of a pest as those darn squirrels we have here? Those tunnels they make make us think they are like moles.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Thanks for telling us about the rock chucks. I was one of those people wondering about them. I thought that they looked like Marmots, which we have too. They are feisty rodents. One bit R on the nose years ago!

    I LOVE the curtains. Your mom is such a talented person!

  11. I was also curious about those critters! I saw our first groundhog (marmet) on our property in several years. It's welcome here, as long as it keeps its distance from the house.

    And, add me to list of those who love those curtains - The style and color are my favorites! I can't sew and really admire those with the talent who can! They're perfect!

    I hope your weekend is perfect too! :-)

  12. I love the double layer with the white underneath the gingham. Your Mom did a pawsome job. I bet rock chucks cause hazardous conditions in the fields for horses that are running, the same as ground chucks. And more snow? Really? Aghh!

  13. I thought you had made rock chuck up? Cool facts. The curtains look lovely

  14. He sure is cute buts if he is gonna cause any ruckus best he move on fur sure!!

    We love your Mom's new curtains they are so pretty!!

    Matt & Matilda

  15. Rock Chucks must be kin to our moles! They used to dig tunnels all over our backyard and drive Pierre crazy. I’m glad we don’t have any in our new yard. I LOVE your curtains!!!

  16. Wow, we've never heard of Rock Chucks! I could sit and stare at one of those guys all day!
    Your mom's curtains came out so nice! Our mom has made curtains, but hers are very plain. She knows how much work and talent it took for your mom to make yours!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  17. hello hazel and mabel its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that rock chuck shoor sownds like an annoying naybor to hav!!! beesides all the digging i bet the geetar playing at three am must keep evrybuddy up am i rite??? ok bye

  18. Lee says please send your rock chuck to her belly!

  19. Wow,, those curtains are soooo beautiful!
    We dont have any of those rocks critters,,, we have mice though.