Yesterday morning I found the turkeys outside their house
at the far end of their yard...
staring at the horizon.
I turned and faced the horizon myself...
"Well, no wonder, Tom and Chuck...
that is one magnificent sunrise!"
Sadly, it was short-lived and replaced by rain showers.
I continued on with morning chores, 3 dogs by my side...
feeding all of the animals, scooping manure, cleaning and re-filling water buckets.
As I was finishing up, I happened to notice that there were no longer any dogs with me.
"Annie, Oakley, Sam!" I hollered (and believe it or not, I have the loudest human "holler"
that I have ever witnessed!)
Seriously....call me Megaphone Woman...it's my super power!
For all of the hollering and yodeling I did, though, no dogs appeared.
"Rats!"... it looked as though they took off on an adventure...
the call of the outdoors!
The long and short of it is...
Oakley came home mid-morning...
without his brother and sister.
After hours of worry, Bad Sam and Bad Annie arrived home...
Lord knows where they were or what they were up to,
but by the looks on their faces....
I assume they were up to no good!
Needless to say, the "good-girl" collar is back on Annie.
She apparently needs a refresher course on boundaries.
It's soon hunting season and no time for dogs to be scampering through the woods!
Now that we have entered that time of year when the garden is winterized
and the farm is looking a little drab,
I thought I might try growing some indoor veggies.
(If you are wondering what is on the shelves of the greenhouse...
it is a rag-tag collection of birds nests, a turtle shell, and an opossum skeleton.)
I've filled some of my galvanized tubs with soil and planted
lettuce, kale, radishes, and sugar peas
(all plants that are cold-tolerant).
Look what's beginning to emerge!
I'd like to be able to supplement our meals
with some home-grown greens during the coming months.
I'll keep you posted on our progress.