On days when I have indoor chores (blech), I sometimes take a little break and go for a walk around the farm. I'll meander up to the barn to see if Daisy and Edie are behaving (and the answer is usually no), check on Hamburger and the girls, then wander off to the field, turning a few minute break into an hour and a half. Every once in a while I'll come across something out of the ordinary. This is my find for the week:
I found this little nest laying on the ground next to a cedar tree. I'm pretty sure no eggs were ever hatched in it because it looks unfinished. It was probably a work in progress, but the terrible wind and storms we had two weeks ago may have blown it out of the tree. I had to bring it back to the house and look at it for a while. I'm always fascinated by the different materials birds use for their nests, and how they can build such delicate but strong structures using only their beaks.
Now for something funny- I have exclusive video of the little terrorist in action. After watching this, you'll understand why Sarge and the girls are glad she's in Solitary. But you know me- I can't help myself- I love to ruffle some feathers because, well, as Farm Chick, that's my job. Oh, and be sure to turn your volume up. You don't want to miss the sound effects.
By the way, if you heard heavy breathing toward the end, it was me. My shoulders were stuck in the door of the Solitary Confinement coop for a second, and my life flashed before my eyes. I guess that serves me right. (Stop laughing.)
Happy Weekend, everybody!