Have a relaxing weekend.
What a pleasant week. We've been working outside as much as possible, inspired and invigorated by this unseasonably cool weather. Fifty degree mornings in August? Unheard of. And wonderful.
This respite from the energy sapping heat and humidity has the wildlife out and about too. More below. . .
This respite from the energy sapping heat and humidity has the wildlife out and about too. Early this morning I spotted what I'm pretty sure was a coydog (half coyote, half dog), the first I've ever seen, loping back and forth across the hayfield. It moved like a coyote but its head was shaped more like a dog's.
Then I spooked 17 wild turkeys down at the (still flowing!) wet weather creek between the house and the barn, 15 of which appeared to be young ones that hatched out this year. This was especially nice to see, since our nice wet spring supposedly flooded out many of the low lying wild turkey nests, and a hen will abandon her eggs if they get wet.
A little while later, while I was out hanging laundry on the line and Jasper was trying to climb up my leg (his new favorite pastime), I looked out toward the hayfield and saw our resident doe and her twin fawns jump one by one out of the woods and onto the grass, just a few feet from the farmyard fence.
What a gift to live among all these beautiful creatures.
More Jasper? Here.
More chickens? Here.
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