That being said, I'll share with you some of my recent Summer surprises....
Last October, Hubby put out a wonderful Fall decoration in our front yard complete with pumpkins, straw, and mums. When it was time to move this out of the way for Christmas decorations, I threw the straw in the woods behind the barn and disposed of the pumpkins at the edge of the garden.
Last week, while weed-eating around the garden, I found this....
Apparently, the seeds from the old pumpkins replanted themselves!
Last Saturday, our sweet little mail lady came up the driveway with a special delivery for me, so I ran inside to open it.... and found a boxful of wonderful goodies from my lovely and dear friend Linda. Thanks, sweetie- this unexpected little surprise made my week!
Remember the Little Terrorist and how she held the Fraker Farm hostage for 3 weeks back in April? (and March... lets not forget the first fiasco.) Hubby and I hadn't seen much of her lately... in fact we saw her chicks on several occasions, (which are not chicks anymore) but she was never with them. I told Hubby I was afraid something had gotten her. We have an abundance of hawks, and lately there has been a fox and her pups in the woods behind the barn at night. We were thinking the worst. Well, last Friday night, I was locking up all the hens at the barn, and there she was, sitting on the ground! I walked over to check and see if she was hurt or something, and when I picked her up, this was what she was sitting on.....
9 babies. Yes NINE of them. This little gal is a lean, mean, hatching machine!
One of our other Banty hens has gone missing now.