165. February 4, 2022 - During this time in the US, groundhogs emerge as seasonal oracles, declaring the will of nature. Thus far all those I've captured have lacked the gift, however, and were so offended by my assumption of their powers that they scratched, clawed and bit me. I had no choice but to return in kind. As of dawn, an apparent siege has appeared on the perimeter of my property. I can't say I'm worried by the groundhogs, but I'm impressed by their trebuchets.