Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ups and Downs

Stepping out to turn the sprinkler off in the pig (rose) garden, I found this tom turkey doing his best, and pretty good, impression of Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.  "You talkin' to me?  You talkin' to me!"  Intent on his reflection in the chrome on the truck, he paid no attention to me.  There is a surprise of some kind every time I walk out the door.

Yarrow is a wildflower that has cropped up here, both yellow and white.  It dies back in winter, but comes up strong in the spring, not always where I'd wish, but it's pretty and so I leave it.  This particular plant is encroaching on the front walkway, so I just walk around it.  The leaves are purported to staunch bleeding; fortunately, I've not had occasion to test it.

I don't know what the payoff is for the goats, but Percy and his cohorts have got some deal going with a couple of the girls.  I've been doing my best to hold off the squirrels from the mouse feed, previously known as goat chow, until I'm done in the barn and put down food for the squirrels in their own bowl.  Now, however, the girls are tipping their breakfast bowl and dropping grain for Percy back behind the stand where I cannot see or reach.  I hear the crunching and munching.  I've explained to the goats that they will be SOL if they dump their food as I do not provide second helpings.  Go figure.

1 comment:

Kathryn Williams said...

Ah...Percy the Persistent Persuader! He must do some sweet talkin' to the girls!!