Jax and I were on the way to let the chickens out this morning (we left Paiton with Keith) when we saw something neat!
It was a heron hunting in my favorite cow pond.
Jax was not that impressed until ...
the heron stood up!
Then he was stunned at the bird's size, he had never seen one.
He helped me by picking some of the apples from the red apple tree.
Because I did not spray either organically or chemically, the apples are all bad.
Onto the compost heap they are going.
The grass was sodden, and our feet and shoes got soaked.
Beautiful, but SO WET.
See that tree in the very middle of the picture?
Look at it tonight! For goodness sakes, are the things we are hearing about
a terrible winter true? How can this tree be almost turned red on August 13?
Lil goes down in the overgrown pasture... and comes back up soaked.
Our little friends came again last night.
I noticed tonight that four of the red hens have a LOT of bare skin showing, and one has a tail that actually looks sore. I'm going to try to catch her tomorrow night and look at her closely.
I can't imagine the raccoons are coming during the day, but I think they must have gone after the others the night they got Goldie.
The heron didn't hang around on our way back, but took off, and yes, Jax was impressed with it's wingspan.
Two nights ago, I saw a small flock of about 15 ducks in the air, headed south. There are just so many signs this year.
I have a good friend in Oregon... they are in the middle of terrible drought.
There is no snow cap on Mount Hood now.
Yesterday, her cistern was empty, the cistern fed by
Her friend's down the hill was also empty, an elderly lady.
They are going to have to buy water... it is scary and real
and yes, they are very worried.
Please say a prayer for rain for the Northwest!