Before I get to the bright part of the day,
let me ask for prayers for all the firemen and women on the
lines in central Kansas and the other plains states currently burning.
Firefighters from our county have been rotating in and out
of the lines for the last few days. Last night, at dusk,
the haze was thick in our air.
Today it was again, though it has blown
by for the immediate moment.
Kansas is in high gear fighting this terrible scourge.
Please pray for our brave fighters.
After the sun was able to come clear up, we have had a beautiful day here.
It started a little sadly...
That's Re-Pete, the secondary Speckled Sussex rooster at the Ag.
I found him dead this morning. No marks on him... but these birds
have had upper respiratory for a while. He had clearly been dead most of the night.
His comb and wattles look pretty dark, don't they? But I think that's blood flow as it
He looked fine yesterday.
That is he in the lower middle, the other rooster is near the water fountain. He is the more dominant of the two, also a beauty.
I'm watching the rest of the birds closley.
I gloved up and carried him into the woods.
I ran back over there two hours later, and an animal had already pecked at his head.
I left a camera on him. I figure something will carry him away tonight.
Someone rolled in the stinky spot again.
(I took all these with my phone).
The Water Baby was in her element, but please
notice that she is dragging the long leash. Yes, I suffered a
qualm about it getting caught on something, because she actually went swimming for a few minutes.
Jester was keeping an eye on the five honking geese on the pond.