‘Big Red Wagon’


The little red wagon has become a BIG red wagon; except in black and white (or whatever color/s) with a steering wheel. Made for the adult yard, it resembles (as well) Barbie and Ken’s “Sweet Orchard Farm Truck”.

With a bed and a drive, the ‘big red wagon’ makes a modern, motorized wheelbarrow—useful in a yard, or around a pond.


Electric Mini-Truck (redirects to YouTube)
Sweet Orchard Farm Truck (redirects to Amazon)

Originally published @LifePoetic on Feb. 26.
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“Toy Wagon” vector via OPENCLIPART


Dog Mice: haibun poetry

the grassland horizon is a distinct, fine line between yellow-green fields and pastel sky. gentle hills offer a thick scrub, but these small Sciuridae prefer the vast prairies of the Red Beds Plains where they can stand on top of their dirt hills and see—to their horizons in their extensive settlements. They are a gnawing mammal, with constantly growing incisors and no canines, which makes them rodents.

giant gerbils with
small prairie homes: fields of mounds
lil prairie dog towns

Several species of prairie dog (ground squirrel) exist across many of the United States. The Red Beds Plains are home to the Black-tailed prairie dog.

Their genus (Cynomys) is derived from the Greek word for “dog mouse”.


Further Reading:

8 Surprising Prairie Dog Facts

Prairie dog distribution (Primarily U.S.) map

Prairie dogs may be more friend than foe to Texas ranchers

Featured “prairie dog” photo by Dušan veverkolog on Unsplash