I am happy to report that all is well with the chickens who were relocated.
They seem to have suffered no emotional scars, as far as I can tell,
from the move.
And they are very quickly and happily decimating the lush greens that fill their yard.
Amazingly, Rod, Elton and Number 6 are all getting along without incident.
Yesterday afternoon, as I opened the back door of the shed by the barn that
used to be the henhouse, but presently houses the turkeys at night....
I noticed something hunkered down, low in one of the corners.
It was one of the hens...Pearl... poor, poor, pitiful Pearl.
Apparently when we did the hen round-up, we missed her.
This poor gal was stuck all night in the house with two turkeys,
and all alone when the turkeys were let out.
I can only imagine how scared she was...all of her friends having been carried away
the night before.
Alone, scared.... my heart broke for this poor gal.
So, I scooped her up and we headed out on the gator to reunite her with her
long lost pals.
Upon our arrival to the new henhouse, she let out a holler
and squirmed to get free of my arms.
I opened the gate and Pearl happily ran to join her old friends.
I have never witnessed a happier reunion!
Hearing all the fuss, the turkeys stopped by for a visit.
I think they might have been a little confused as to why their house was taken over
Fly mask season is upon us.
The flies have been quite active, despite all of our fly traps.
Every morning, we get all dressed up in our fly masks...
And at some point during the day, this little fellow tries to remove as many
of his herd-mates masks as possible!
Nibble, nibble, nibble....followed by the sound of velcro being pulled apart.
"Silly horses," says Jill....who always cracks up when I tell her these stories.
Look how big Andy and Gracie have gotten!
Looks like we will be keeping these two youngsters
(our only surviving kids from this past Spring).
Oh goodness, I cannot leave you with a shot of three goat butts,
so, here are Andy and Gracie showing their better sides....
Lastly, I wanted to share a garden picture...
my most favorite garden, freshly weeded and bursting with color!
All of this color almost makes me forget that just a few short months ago,
my world was nothing but grays and browns.
Isn't Mother Nature amazing?
Oh my goodness, I see a weed!!!