First, a review.
When Keith went to the hospital two weeks ago, he had to go back his first night home by ambulance.
The ambulance and firetruck drivers had a terrible time finding our house in the dark.
The ambulance left, and I was getting together things to go to the hospital, when the
doorbell rang. It was one of the firemen, and he gave me an order form for a yard sign that glows in the dark, so they can find our house easily at night.
Keith ordered one. When I went to pick it up today (I'll show it to you as soon as it is mounted in the yard), I saw this great little Chicken house.
The other side.
From the rear. There are, sadly, no longer chickens in residence. I wish I could just pick it up and bring it HERE.
The top of the pen did not have a cover, but had slats across it, to prevent critters from coming in.
Like I said, if I could pick it up!
Here were the little red hens and Silver in the henspa this morning.
They are looking... okay, not great. Well, Silver looks great.
They are eating that yard down very fast.
This is a Sharp Shinned Hawk from All About Birds.
This is a Coopers Hawk, from All About Birds.
What is this?
He was hunting five to six feet off the ground yesterday, swooping down in the pasture, a long way from me.
See his wings?
Note the back.
He dove at several things in the grass.
There's a little clearer picture. What does everyone think? Coopers?
Could be a dark red tail, but I have never seen one hunt five or six feet off the ground.
I leave it to you.
This morning's beautiful sunrise over the ripening bean fields.
I am staying far, far to the right these days. The grain trucks are rumbling everywhere, and if it isn't grain, it's hay on the move.
Yesterday morning, we visited Troy's pond for a bit. It has an algae bloom on it.
Lil took off at a gallop for the woods.
While Jester ran around and around the pond, chasing frogs.
I have NEVER seen him go in this far.
He finally came over and flopped in the water in front of me, also the first time he has ever done it!
He earned his rest!