Wild life in snapshots
You see the resemblance, don’t you?
The kids were very excited when we spotted Jay Jay the Jet Plane overhead.
They were so enthralled by spring blossoms that I stopped so my budding photographer could snap a photo. There’s nothing like a tree-lined drive … and just wait until those beauties mature. Gorgeous!
Speaking of interesting photographs …
Mary Poppins (the sitter) and the kids saved the day for this little fellow on Monday. Reports confirm one of them spotted this dude on the ground beneath a spruce tree … being pecked by crows!
They quickly came to his rescue. I was told he had a bad case of fleas.
And though he was reluctant to leave the shelter of woodsmoke infused work gloves …
… he eventually took to the tree less traveled and aimed high. I didn’t bother to mention that I’m pretty sure I spotted his mama a few days ago as she was departing my bird feeder. She had also been frequenting my attic. She hasn’t been seen since … I’ll allow you to draw your own conclusions on that one. Did I ever mention that .22 is my lucky number?
As for junior, he’s nowhere in sight. I’m guessing he returned to his nest. I have no doubt I’ll be seeing him again some day.
In other animal news:
Farmboy was — according to him — nearly pecked to death by “that mean old rooster with feathers on his legs!” The girls chased a runaway pup with spring fever all the way to my brother’s house and back this morning. The pigs became a little frenzied at mealtime and someone was knocked to the ground. And a cat climbed up the side of the house and demanded to be let in through a bedroom window. All before 7 a.m.
The steers seemed to be the only contented animals around today. They haven’t jumped, pushed or climbed through a fence in recent months … but I’m not holding my breath. The grass truly is greener on the other side right now.
As for me … I’m just happy warm weather has arrived. Today my children dirtied a gazillion loads of laundry by playing in the mud, sitting bareback on hairy horses and of course, being trampled by pigs and pecked to death by roosters. Somewhere in there they took spelling tests, finished simple equations and had a water fight. I took a few moments to stand still … feel the warm wind on my face and cool grass on my bare feet …