Our great temperatures continue... and I am going to show you a picture and see if you notice something in the background!
See the background? The first crocus are up at the old house!
I forgot to take a picture directly of them. The iris in the overgrown
bed behind these birds need to be dug up and separated, but they are already raising their
green shoots. In the last three days, the tulips have all started up, too.
I had no one behind me on the levee today, and was able to stop and take a picture of
this limestone building that is slowly crumbling on the century - old farm.
The people who own that building also own this one across the road.
They renewed it two years ago, and did a great job.
I hope they can do something about this old building.
This beautiful old barn on the outside of Tonganoxie is also
deteriorating rapidly. There were two towers on it when we
moved there ten years ago. Little by little, it's falling apart.
This was a famous barn in it's time. It saddens me, too.
This girl lives a few miles from us, in a mixed herd of cows.
There is a large farm here that runs a big herd of longhorns, I'm assuming she came from there
Pretty big rack, huh?
The little chestnut girl and her friends are all ignoring their hay bales and going for the new green grass coming up. Trouble is, they will have it grazed down to dirt in no time.
Here's our friend with the hurt wing, but as you can see, he can get up high now!
And here's our dark guy... isn't he magnificent? I rarely get
pictures of him, because he will not hold still for me to sit and
He's much darker than the others.
Double click that first picture, and you can see him clearly.
As you can see... I am finding eggs everywhere these days. There was another under the steps up to the henhouse.
As of last night, the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture has announced that there is a presumptive positive report of Avian flu in Leavenworth County in a hobby flock of chickens and ducks.
We have not heard if the annual Heart of America Game Bird Breeders Association auction today in Gardner was cancelled at the last minute, but Keith notified the emergency management dept for which he works that there was a huge poultry auction today, as soon as we heard about the pronouncement. Leavenworth County flocks are quarantined until they determine what is going on.
Bad news for small chicken flock keepers.