It was a gorgeous spring day today!
If you click on this picture, you will see the parents are getting sass from the gosling in the middle.
These geese are living on a large pond in someone's yard here about five miles from us, and I pass them frequently. In the early morning, there is little traffic, and I'm able to pull into a lay-by and take a few pictures.
I've started looking up every time I pull into the gate at the old place.
It's such a good observation point for the redtail hawks, and for lots of other little birds!
The byways are still gorgeous, and I want some of this color Iris next year!
My peonies are about to pop.
Even though I am not feeding at the old house now, I am still putting out suet.
As you see, it's VERY popular!
I have been stunned to see the number of birds using it.
Here is a sparrow and a female goldfinch.
This morning, I went back to the National Farming Center and took pictures of the
kids who made the beehives (they actually constructed them)... and decorated them.
The Wyandotte County Master Gardeners had them planting bee-friendly
The beekeeper showed the kids how well their bees had settled in, and answered many questions. The parents were also interested.
The bees are happy!
The kids and their parents learned about composting, too.
I can't tell you how happy everyone was to be planting... these are our future gardeners and farmers!
I also can't say enough about the volunteers who give their time and expertise to do this.
Oh, Rooster Cogburn is doing a GREAT job of taking care of his girls out in the yard...
and so far, I have not had a bit of trouble rounding everyone up for the night.
Our black hen on eggs is still setting, and I've got the chick feeder and water
ready... and tomorrow am running to get the chick feed.
I think it will be soon, and I keep listening to hear her clucking to the
chicks as they start hatching every day as I come in the door.