I don't know what's going on lately, but I saw not one, but two does on the way home from Jax's baseball games last night. Yes, games... we had two games, one was a make-up. Grandma can't stay to dark, I'm a chicken driving home.
With good reason, obviously, as this doe had just crossed the street.
There he goes!
Lilly and Jester got to go to Troy's pond yesterday morning, and
had a blast.
Jester had always been cautious, and would not touch the pond water. Over the weekend, however,
Troy mowed closer to the pond.
Jes went down and got his feet wet!
And even had a little drink.
Lilly ventured clear around the pond, which is now back almost to it's former level. In 2012, when we had so little rain, the pond went down six or seven feet, and is only just now recovering.
The "June candles", as I call them, are blooming everywhere.
Here is one of the red hens I got a month ago. Do not feel badly, they are doing great... and, if you look at this girl's head and neck, you will see that new feathers are coming in. There are
also new feathers on her back, and all of them who were so bare are growing back their beautiful feathers.
They lay wonderful eggs.
It's hot, hot, hot out... these last few days... and my favorite small Hereford herd is
in a tail-swishin' fly-protecting group in the shade.
This crow made a wonderful silhouette on a bare tree limb.
I want to thank an "Anonymous" reader who told me that this little creature...
is a hespid cotton rat, who lives on prairies, amongst other locales.
You see, we have one here at our house... and we have named him
Kevin. We see him feeding frequently in the evening.
I (seriously) want my epitaph to say
"She saved the turtles".