Conundrums on the Farm
Conundrum – defined as
- a : a question or problem having only a conjectural answer
- b : an intricate and difficult problem
Besides the obvious conundrum we’ve had of wondering why the cria was born too early, there are other puzzles on the farm.
For instance, what happened to this rooster’s tail feathers?
Or how about this? Why does this guinea hen have a chicken chick?
Or we might pause to wonder why there was a foil star balloon blowing across the main pasture . . .
And perhaps we could wonder where it came from in the first place.
Then there’s the question of why something so pretty as a butterfly should enjoy something so disgusting as manure tea. . .
We could also wonder what all these peafowl and guineas are looking at.
Except that’s not really a conundrum, because I know what they were looking at and squawking about. . .
There’s a hawk that’s been hanging around the last couple of days, and I fear it might enjoy a chick or keet for a meal. If it’d eat the mice, I’d be happy, but I don’t think it will be particular about eating other birds.
Maybe it’s a conundrum after all. How do you enjoy having beautiful predators like hawks around without having to worry they’re going to snack on your baby birds?
An intricate and difficult problem indeed!