My new little guinea keets are doing quite well...
at least the ones that remain.
Apparently the first day after their arrival, several escaped through a crack beneath the brooder door.
(a very tiny crack)
We would never have known it (without counting),
save for the fact that Sammy had one in his mouth....
twice...two different chicks.
He has a very soft mouth, and so the chicks were unharmed.
We surmise he found them running around outside the henhouse and gently picked them up.
So, to his credit, he ended up saving two chicks that surely would have perished in the cold night air!
Needless to say, the crack is covered now...
and the keets are big enough that they no longer fit.
Every morning I stop by the pond to feed the ducks.
For the past several weeks, there has been a pair of wood ducks on the pond when I arrive.
These tiny, shy ducks fly away when they see me, so I never get a picture of them.
Last year Hubbs put wood duck houses near the pond.
I just noticed through my camera lens, that this box has nesting material in it.
Perhaps Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck have moved in!
I will try to stealthily snap their picture.
In case you were wondering how the comings and goings of the donkey girls has been....
they both happily go out to graze now.
Coming back in, however is a different story.
Patience is something of which I will have to keep an extra supply!
Little Leo is doing just fine after his surgery (see yesterday's post).
He is no longer limping on his back leg.
And here is my most loyal friend of all...Sadie,
our 8 year old Bernese Mountain Dog.
Sadie is the quirkiest dog I have ever owned,
but she is also the most fiercely loyal.
She often accompanies me on trips to the mailbox or garden.
And if she doesn't walk the entire way,
she sits here and waits for my return trip.
(This picture is for you, June!)