This week's spring weather has given me a chance to do a little
Trimming bushes and raking leaves around the house...
and the guest house...
getting ready to mulch the gardens and plant flowers.
It seems that lately, the gardeners have made a mess of the flower beds.
Our five randy Roos have a habit of digging up the mulch and scattering it willy-nilly.
This band of rogue garden-destroyers lives in a little chicken house about half way
down our driveway.
The chicken house on the right is the bachelor pad,
where the roos roost at night.
The house on the left is our brooder house and will be home to 40 newly hatched chicks
who are scheduled for arrival next week.
During the daytime the roos have the run of the farm...
strutting their stuff and generally creating havoc.
I have to say... I do love the sound of roosters crowing...
but would love to find a way to keep them out of our gardens
and off our front porch furniture!
(We are going to try installing gates on the entries to our decks.)
Yesterday while assessing the condition of the brooder house,
I found this....
I didn't have the heart to disturb it...
knowing that its contents would look just like this...
Oh, it seems we are destined to have an abundance of moussies this Spring!
Many farmers would put rogue rooster gardeners in the stew pot;
and nests of baby mice would meet their demise.
But, I just cannot bring myself to intervene.
After all...isn't this world big enough for all of us?