BFF Ravens & Squirrels on Trail Cam

Photo Collage by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Hey Everyone!

Spring came early here in South Carolina. The ravens and squirrels are all over the trail camera. They are BFFs and seem to be very at peace with one another. It is usually not the case for ravens and squirrels to get along. According to wildlife experts, ravens and crows will attack and eat squirrels. To read more click here.  And here.

I love it when I see wildlife just enjoying each other’s company. 

Enjoy the trail cam videos!

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Gray squirrel, Northern gray, Sciurus migratorius

Raven from Birds of America (1827) by John James Audubon, etched by William Home Lizars. Original from University of Pittsburg.

3 Great Reasons to Fall in Love With Landrum S.C.

Landrum is a small community with gorgeous mountain views and lovely antique stores in S.C. An old railroad track runs through Landrum. The city was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1883. It is located west on Interstate 26 between Spartanburg and Asheville, N.C. 

Railroad track in Landrum. Photo by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023.

All photos by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023.

Here are 3 great reasons to fall in love with Landrum, SC

1) Shopping

All the antique shops has good quality antiques such as jewelry, fine china, books, records, carnival glassware and more!

Antique Stores

The Landrum Antique Mall (Thrill of the Hunt)

221 E. Rutherford St. Landrum SC 29356


The Landrum Antique Mall (The Thrill Of The Hunt)

Savvy Scavengers Antique Mall & Marketplace

105 S Randolph Ave., Landrum SC 29356


The Yankee Peach Antiques & Collectibles

120 E. Rutherford St., Landrum SC 29356


Landrum Eclectics

601 W Rutherford St. Landrum, SC  29356


Expressions Florist & Antiques

105 E Rutherford St. Landrum SC 29356


The Vintage Corner

110 S 562, Landrum SC 29356


Habitat For Humanity Store

132 S 562, Landrum SC 29356


Big John’s Antiques 

601 S Howard  Suite B Landrum, SC 29356



108 E Rutherford St Landrum SC 29356



Classic Couture

109 E Rutherford St.  Landrum SC 29356


Classic Couture

Lucy’s Botique

1508 E Rutherford St


Sissy Botique & Gifts

210-B E. Rutherford St, Landrum 29356


Galleries & Speciality Shops

Foothills Amish Furniture

106 E Rutherford St, Landrum SC 29356


Foothills Amish Furniture

White Buffalo Collectibles (Native American Goods)

205 E Rutherford St Landrum, SC 29356


The Millstone Gallery (Inside The Landrum Antique Mall)

221 E. Rutherford St. Landrum S.C. 29356

Covington & Co. Jewelry

210 E. Rutherford St, Landrum SC 29356


P3 Retail Rescue (Non-profit for animals)

112 E Rutherford St  Landrum SC 29356


2) Great Restaurants

There are  plenty of choices to satisfy your taste buds.


The Hare & Hound Pub

The Hare & The Hound
The Hare & Hound

Soulisa’s Fine Dining

Appetizer Sampler: Soulisa’s Fine Dining

El Chile Rojo

Stone Soup Market Cafe

The Carolinas’ Harvest House Restaurant

Southside Smokehouse & Grille

The Pasta Station

China Cafe

Harvest House

Stax’s Drake House

Dimitri’s Greek Italian Restaurant

Biazzo Deli

3) Romantic Getaway

Landrum, SC is the perfect romantic getaway. The city is quiet and peaceful so you can relax from daily stressors.

Hotels In & Around Laundrum

The Red Horse Inn

45 Winston Chase Ct, Landrum, SC 29356


1906 Pine Crest Inn

85 Pine Crest Lane, Tryon, NC 28782


Yellow House Of Landrum (Air B& B)

508 E. Rutherford St, Landrum 29356

Make sure to visit this picturesque and romantic city if you are ever in South Carolina.

Debra Roinestad

Early Spring in the Mountains of S.C. Photo Gallery

Daffodils in the woods. Photo by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Spring has arrived early here in South Carolina. The wildlife is more active, flowers are starting to bloom, and the sun is shining brightly over the mountains. Plus, the black bears around the woods will be waking up soon from hibernation.

Here are some recent photos that you might enjoy.

Kind Regards,

Debra Roinestad

Winter Wildlife On Trail Cam

Wildlife Collage by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
Snow and Ice on Table Rock Mountain. Photo by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Although it is still winter in South Carolina, wildlife senses the vibration of spring. Daffodils are starting to bloom. We are getting hints of spring fluctuating back to winter. Plus, Table Rock mountain has ice or snow on the peak.

Daffodils. Photo by Debra Roinestad,
(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

When the weather gets cold, the wildlife migrates closer to homes in search of food or shelter. Wildlife that might be encountered closer to home include squirrels, brown bats, opossums, and raccoons. 

Here is a compilation of wildlife from the trail cam videos I spliced together.

Lots of Love,

Debra Roinestad

Sly Fox On Trail Cam

Watercolor Artist: Unknown, Image In The Public Domain.

Hey Everyone!

There are two species of foxes here in South Carolina, the red fox and the grey fox. The trail cam captured videos of a sly red fox! Red foxes are not native to South Carolina, they were introduced by houndsmen during the late 1600s from New England and Europe. The houndsmen loved using the red fox for hunting because of their crafty and elusive nature.

Collage Art by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Foxes have been found in folklore fables for several hundred years as cunning, wise, and adaptable. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, red foxes are declining in Southeastern states with the invasion of the coyote. 

The muzzle of the red fox is longer than the grey fox. Overall, the red fox favors open areas with lots of hedgerows. In South Carolina Lowcountry foxes begin to pair up for breeding in the late fall and early winter.

To learn more about the gray fox listen to South Carolina Public Radio, β€˜Nature Notes’ by Rudy Mancke click here.  β€œSo, what does the fox say?” click here. 🦊

Warm Regards,

Debra Roinestad

American Red-Fox (Vulpes Fulvus) from the viviparous quadrupeds of North America (1845) illustrated by John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862). Original from The New York Public Library.