TMI. AW, TMI. Too much information! Lol. Personally I NEVER make strange bodily sounds. I'm just way too genteel for that nonsense and I'm betting your lady friend NEVER makes strange bodily sounds either. Lol@MM.. Tea will drive my nerves up the wall, but I can get up in the middle of the night and drink coffee and go right back to sleep. Tea also makes me pee like a horse splattering on a rock. LOL
I have so many deer, turkeys, birds, and other critters here at the homestead that I just let them all live in Harmony with Nature taking it's course without any intervention from me. If I lose a chicken or two to a possum, I figure that is just Nature's food chain. I am not a tree hugger but just go with "what will be, will be". My dog keeps most of the undesirables away anyhow. I do understand why folks with town or subdivision dwelling would want bird feeders so as to bring a little of the country to town. I just don't need to since all the woods, nearby farms, and rivers supply plenty of food and water for all.
Yes, I have heard those breezeways down the middle of the house being called a dog trot. It was just the old ways of keeping the house cooler before there was any a/c or even electric for that matter. Most kitchens were in a separate small building which kept the wood burning cooking contained out of the main house.
Time for me to feed the chickens and head out to my part time work. I am Blessed by the Creator to still be able and willing to at least be a little bit productive. Have a good day.
The "natures food chain " works for me, well somewhat. I understand snakes getting in birds nests but I don't like snakes in the birdhouses I put out. I don't want possums and such getting at my chickens so I shut the henhouse door every night and then the dog is usually outside and she barks at deer and chases bunnys till all hours of the night.