Okay, I'm officially embarassed now.
Yesterday, I showed you a picture of Keith at his retirement luncheon.
The way I wrote the post, it appeared that Keith will be applying for the assistant fire chief of Fairmount Township.
I worded that all wrong.
Keith is on home dialysis now, but is tied to the house doing an "exchange" four times a day. Because of this and because his hemodialysis was taking so much out of him, he
decided to retire.
His boss asked him to please help them with a project (with which he is
very familiar) for the next six months or so... he is going to, because he can
make short trips to Topeka to help, and also do part of it at home.
The Emergency Manager is also the Fire chief at
Fairmount Township, and he asked Keith to INTERVIEW
the candidates for Assistant Fire Chief.
Keith is interviewing the possible new assistants, he cannot
work as a fireman.
Now, I hope I got it straight for everyone!
This cardinal looks pretty upset with the hairy woodpecker!
Two minutes later, the male Orchard Oriole was there!
He is such a beauty!
I backed up to take this picture. It was VERY intent on something.
I had to go by and check on the hawk's nest.
I don't know if this was one of the parents, but
it was a beauty in the sunlight.
You are going to have to look closely to see this baby, he is so well-camouflaged.
And yes, it is a baby... I could see his barred tail in numerous other pictures. They are
just about big enough to leave the nest... and will hang around for another year with their parents feeding them.
On April 13th, I showed you these horses laying down in the field next to their house, I referred to them as "Dead" horses.
They were sleeping. The next day, I showed them standing up.
Unfortunately, the second bay is not in this picture.
Tonight, coming down the road...
I saw a trailer in the yard, next to the corral.
To my dismay, I saw one of the bays... the owner had him on a lead...
he was on THREE legs! The fourth, the off rear, was held up and
at an angle, and he could not bear weight on it.
It looked awful.
After we went to the old place to do chores, and returned... the trailer was gone.
There are several fine horse vets here in Leavenworth county, and I am
praying one of them has this horse in hand tonight. I am not sure if it was
the bay in the above picture, or the other, I was so dismayed.
The female red bellied woodpecker came along just as we were leaving.
It was a glorious day...
but we are now expecting rain for the holiday weekend.
It will water in the new plants very well!
It was a banner day at the henhouse!