They like to sit in the shade which the buildings provide and they eat the weeds growing between and around them and the rocks.
Last week when I did my usual checking on the property, I discovered that they had woken up from their hibernation. They are very curious and will pop out to see what's going on then they disappear just as quickly.
I found this picture on Wikipedia and absolutely love the way they sit on their bums. As I've said before I don't have any luck photographing wildlife so all I have is a painting of them.
This little Marmot on the Mug has travelled all the way to http://www.squidoo.com/the_best_of_zazzle_weekly which is created by fellow Zazzle Artist so stop by and view her beautiful creations here: