Animals are hilarious!!! Our black Cayuga ducks are the only ones I've seen do this. They run across the yard at high speed (for them). Then they drop to their keel in the fresh snow and slide for ten feet or so. Get up, and repeat. They are feeling good this morning. How about you? How are your animals? Any morning stories to share?
Of course when I got the camera out the ducks got camera shy!
Second story: I've been spreading a line of feed for the poultry out in the yard (for the ones that aren't house queens). The Juncos have been cleaning up behind the poultry. I think I have been adding a little extra for the Juncos. They help clean up. And I feel I am helping them survive the winter. There is a line of Juncos this morning digging down into the snow for food. There is at least forty to fifty of them nose diving out there. I disturbed them and spread another line for the poultry on top of the snow. The Juncos flew off. The poultry will get their fill. The Juncos will come back and clean up on the top of the snow. My good deed for today. Now I can go back to being a grump!
Not a Junco to be seen when I have the camera.
Third story: The turkeys have long legs and just walk on through the snow. The ducks have snowshoes on their feet and walk on top of the snow. The Guineas are lighter and sink some, but get on their way. But the chickens are tweens. They are heavy enough to sink, but don't have the footware to be helpful. I have "rescued" several that are half way between here and there. They just sit there buried up to their tail feathers, waiting for me to walk up and pick them up and and carry them off to somewhere useful. For others, it is time to be self sufficient and employ their wings. I think some of them just have me trained.
Waiting for the rescue.....or trainee?
Buff tracks on the deck.....lead to buff butts on the deck!
It is beautiful this morning. Like all mornings. It is one of those mornings to take our lemons and make lemonade. Life is great! Enjoy it! We are looking forward to some more laughs this morning. You have stories. Don't keep them to yourselves. Share them and make us all laugh! God has given us another beautiful day. Enjoy it and be thankful. May God help you see life! And its joys!
Ralph and Fiona