Have you ever seen pictures of what it would look like if nature started taking back our buildings?
I cut all these down, this building (the old henhouse) is in bad enough shape without the
plants bringing it down.
Since I moved the last two hens, the Brahmas, over to the old hen house,
I went ahead and cleaned the hen spa out. I would normally have put all this
bedding on the compost heap... but the compost heap is under
a heavy cover of weeds! That's what happens when you don't live someplace for a while.
This is the hen yard that Jacob cut down for me with the weed eater on Tuesday.
You can see from the size of the weeds here what the yard was like. In the middle of this clump are not one, but THREE volunteer tomato plants, and I had Jacob cut around them. One has blooms on it.
Here is Lil in the pond in our side yard tonight, here at the new house. There
are frogs living in this little pond (amongst the tall grasses) and she
loves to pounce on them.
It was still 97 degrees out when I took this picture... whew.
Jester loves to drink out of the pond, even though I do
keep a fortex of water for the birds, and try to change the
The birds are getting out of control, though... I am feeding too much.
I'm going to cut back until fall.
The yard is soggy clear out ten feet beyond where Jes is standing, we have so much ground water.
It was cool enough this morning that I had the windows open for a while, and I
shot this trough the screen on the back door. This was a beautiful male cardinal, and yes, he was EATING SAFFLOWER, the first one I have ever seen.
This one was the first to reach the suet I put out today at the old place after church tonight. I am not feeding out there... but I do put suet out... and the one I put out last night was gone when I got there this morning.
Look what I saw on the way home!
I'm starting to see them more and more, now that their babies have all fledged.
Another hot day tomorrow... and then some cooling off!