When is a woodpile also a home? When a porcupine takes up residence during the day! We were up in Crosslake, MN for the President’s Day holiday weekend, and a winter cabin demands a winter fire. As we cleared away some snow to open the shed to get some wood, a shadowy creature stirred… Slowly. It was a porcupine! I’ve never been so close to a porcupine. In fact, I’ve only seen one other in my life and that was way up a tree. This one barely moved away from us, and very slowly. On day two, I took this shot with my iPhone. Cute little guy, or, girl maybe?