Just took this picture the other evening---the sky was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist. There is a nip in the air in the mornings and a cool breeze through the days. The smell of leaves and wood-burning stoves often fills the air reminding one of Thanksgiving and the onset of the Christmas season.
The “girls” have been busy lately: here’s a good pic of Spot (in the front) with Charlie and Fluffy. The one (of the two) Orpington who is the biggest and with the most developed comb, I’ve named Fluffy because she is enormous when she fluffs out her feathers. The eggs are coming fast and furious---usually about 6 a day! Charlie hasn’t gotten any nastier, but I still can’t turn my back on him without fear of attack. He’s a sneaky devil, especially if you have eggs in your pockets. I think he’s just being protective…just doing his job!
There was a rumor that a mountain lion was roaming our ditch area (which runs beside the chicken yard) but we didn’t see him at all and all the chickens are still there. Perhaps the cat has left the area. I guess a few cats disappeared during his stay. Ours are fine, though. Nothing new to report here---all is well (or as well as can be expected in this economy) and happiness reigns!