Yesterday, on my way out to do afternoon chores, I was met at the garden
by Bobby, the most adventurous of our barn kitties.
Quite pleased with himself, he told me a tale of how he had
chased two bunnies who had come into my garden for a nibble.
He had gotten so close to one of them that he had snagged that bunny's shadow.
"Piffle!" I laughed and said that was "impossible."
But Bobby insisted it was so and led me to the evidence....
He HAD snagged that bunny's shadow, indeed!
Well, like Wendy did for Peter Pan, I guess I will need to find that bunny
and sew his shadow back on him!
A little further down the lane, I was met by Tom and Chuck.
They were searching for Edith, who had disappeared hours earlier.
"Where could she be?" I asked the birds who had gathered round.
Guido and the guys weren't talking.
I feared something "fowl" had happened to Edith.
I asked old Roy if he had seen Edith, but he just shook his head and walked away.
A couple of hens started squawking...
"We know where she is! She went to the Spa!"
and they proceeded to show me the way.
Before I could follow, out walked Edith.
Apparently, she had taken a little "girl time" and spent the afternoon
luxuriating in a dust bath, here.....
What, you have never had the pleasure of a dust bath?
You really must try it!
There's no better way to control mites than a dust bath...
and so cool on a hot day.
Well, while we are on the subject of mysteries....
look at what I found in one of the nesting boxes.
Someone is getting a little lazy and producing very tiny eggs.
I have been finding these tiny dark eggs on occasion.
No one is owning up to this infraction,
so I guess I will have to open a bottle of wine and sit down with the girls.
A little bit of wine, and the girls start to talk...
yadda, yadda, yadda...
and the gossip flows!