Tuesday, February 18, 2014


You'll never guess what Fiber Woman brought with her to coffee this morning, for Show & Tell!  What do you think it is?

Here's a hint: think animal, not plant!

Yep, you guessed it -- it's a weird clump of porcupine quills! She just found it lying in her yard, and was ever so grateful to have found it on the ground, rather than embedded in the snoot of one of her puppy dogs -- a very common occurrence around here. In fact, I don't know a single dog in Wimberley who hasn't had a run-in with a porcupine, a skunk, or both! Unless, of course, they never go outside.

Anyhoo, I thought this was pretty cool. It's got me to wondering, though. Does a porcupine regrow all the quills it fires? How long does it take for them to grow back? Is some poor porcupine walking around with a nekkid butt right now?

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