Yesterday morning, I helped serve a luncheon after a funeral at church.
This gorgeous moth was just outside the door of the church. I wish I had
seen it alive!
It was huge!
It is not a cecropia... does anyone know what it is?
Here are part of the girls in the old henhouse tonight.
It is hot in there, and I just hate having to shut them up tightly...
but... if I don't... tragedy will happen.
They were all in and getting ready to roost when the dogs and
I got there tonight...I had a partially eaten banana for them,
and I have never, ever seen chickens eat a banana so fast!
Yesterday, I saw something I had never seen before anywhere.
At the Ag Hall, the Wyandotte County Master Gardeners take
care of the gardens. Here are blooms on a sweet potato vine! I did
not know they bloomed.
I have a sweet potato which I planted here earlier this year, and
it has formed a beautiful plant. I can't wait to see if it blooms, too!
This is not the only sweet potato vine blooming
This is the display that greets folks who are going into Dillon's grocery in
Leavenworth right now.
31 days until fall! It seems like the year has flown.
The light is really changing.
I left the Wildgame camera in the hen yard at the Ag Hall overnight, as we had
someone try to break into the white house you see to the right last weekend.
I'm going to camouflage it in the tree line shooting at the house.
We also wanted to see if we could find out what got two hens two weeks ago, but we
think it was raccoons. (note feathers on ground)
There are four Plymouth Rocks in this pen (white).
I spent some time this evening at the old house picking
the red delicious apples off the apple tree. All were
damaged from bugs... though I brought home four of the
least-damaged... to taste.
These apples must be sprayed, either organically or non-organically,
in order to have edible apples.
Sometime this week, I'll pick the green apples.
Now that Jacob is starting school, I will not have his strong
arms to help me during the week. Maybe... Saturdays...
I'll miss the big lug, I've enjoyed working with him
I could not tell if this was an injured bird or a young bird, and I realize now
upon looking at the picture... it's a baby, see the fluff on it's shoulders?
It sat there on the water bowl and let Jester and me get within a foot of it, then flew up to the
porch railing, and then into the maple tree.
I was glad to see it move, because it looks sick or asleep here.
It looked a little better up on the rail.
Someone (Michelle?) commented about Lilly's legs... yes, we
had to take her to the vet on Thursday. Once a year, we have
to have her sedated and the mats shaved off... she will not let
us use a grooming brush on her, and never has. She has to
be muzzled and given a sedative. The new vet
associate at our "old" vet's... got very happy and enthusiastic
with the clippers, as you see... I did not mean for her to
be so closely shaved, and the techs told me they finally
brought it to his attention.
After choking on the gravel dust for the last two weeks,
the weatherman is just now telling us we are to have showers and cooler,
dryer air this week! Hallelujah!
Have a good start to your week!