Animals and weather have played a big part in our life lately so I have a few photos to share.
These Banty Roosters belong to friends of ours. They wanted someone to take them and I seriously thought about it. But I could just hear the neighbors when they started crowing. It wouldn't be pretty. :)
They have Chickens and one of the Chickens decided to lay on her eggs altho they weren't fertile and they couldn't get her to quit.
So she found some fertile Banty eggs to buy and let her sit on them and they turned into Roosters.
I had to get photos of them. Aren't they gorgeous? They are now living out in the country with their daughter where they can crow to their hearts content.
This is our Friend's also. But they didn't buy it. They have red chickens.
This one flew into their pen one day since it has no top. Then it flew out and showed up again a few days later and stayed.
They think its because they have food out and someone isn't feeding it. They call it a Dork.
That's the name. Would love to have one this color.
We were on Critter duty again the last long weekend we had. Our neighbors took off again.
It was foggy and the temps were below freezing.
These guys didn't seem to mind. They followed Con all over and he was telling them not to disappear again this time.
Nothing seemed to mind the freezing Fog. We just made sure they had plenty of food and water..
In the mornings we would go let out the Chickens and ducks about eight ish. This was one of the mornings and I felt something watching us. I looked up to see this staring at me. Annie never saw it as she was to busy making sure we let the chickens and ducks out. It stood there long enough for me to get a couple photos of it.
Spooky.. the next day four Deer came streaking right by me in the fog to head over the cliff down to the River. It was a good thing I had Annie on the leash that time as she did see them and started barking her head off and would have been off after them. Now that did unnerve me as I didn't see them at first.
It was so foggy every morning that you couldn't even see the River.
Last time we watched the Critters a duck went missing.
Showed up in a rather suspicious way the next morning in a tall fenced in area at night and it has never flown higher then four feet and the fence is six feet.
This time all SIX Chickens went missing.
THREE of us spent an hour hunting high and low for them and it wasn't foggy at that time.
We went up and down the street calling here Chickie Chickie. Thru the back yards and along the River.
We ran into more deer hiding out in the grass back there. I was to upset to take any photos tho.
Who knew we had so many deer around us.
We were sure someone had to have stolen them. Then at Dusk they just showed up to go roost.
We never did find where they were or came from but there they were and three of us had hunted everywhere over lapping each other to make sure we didn't miss something..
There is a neighbor who is very unhappy about all their Critters so we are a little leery about all this.
Its just to weird that odd things keep happening when they leave.
Annie was a big help in herding the ducks for me again.
Fair, our next door neighbor, called me one evening, to look out the back window and this is what I saw..
You know... Every cloud has a silver lining. :)
The freeze let up and all was well when the neighbors came home.
Nature is so wonderful. It never disappoints.. People do but not nature. I took this on Tuesday morning .The wolf moon. The birds even cooperated.
I will leave you with Daisy showing you how to drink water. :))
She loves to play in water. I used to have a small table fountain and had to put it away as she wouldn't stay out of it. :)
Happy Animal Wednesday