Wish I could say this beautiful barn belongs to us, but I can't!! Our little house is about the size of the lean-to on the back of this barn!! Poppy is off work today and had some errands to run, so I went along with him. We made a wrong turn out on a country road and drove past this farm. What a beautiful place!!
Thankfully, the baby duck is still with us. She seems determined to fit in and be accepted by these older ducks. Muscovies are territorial, and since ours have been here for over 10 years, well I've worried that the old male might kill her. On the other hand, the old female seems to want to protect the baby.
Thank you for helping me with some names. I like "Fiona" and I like "Ling Ling". She is such a brave little thing. Hopefully, it will all work out.
This hummingbird moth (hope I am right about this) was going from flower to flower...
I got quite a scare late this afternoon. We had another thunderstorm with a washing rain, which added to the muddy mess in the chicken lot. When the sun came out, I let the chickens out to free range, including those six new chickens. Usually the first time out of the pen, chickens are cautious and afraid to go far. But not these, they made a bee-line for the dark wet woods. I called and threw out feed, but these chicks were free and on the move. I had left supper cooking on the stove so I had to run back inside. Hoping the chickens were smart enough to come back. Besides, when I walked toward them they went farther away. Poppy said, "before we eat, let's go try to find those chickens and get them back in the yard" The chicks were no where to be seen. I felt like crying, but, thought I would look again inside the chicken house. To my surprise, there sat everyone of those chickens...on their roost!!!
Oops!! I started this post yesterday. So far, no rain today. It is hot and very humid!!!
Happy 4th of July!!!