Here we are, another Friday, and time for some miscellaneous pictures from around the farm this week. Per usual, in the order they came out of the camera. Here we go!
Here’s the retired matriarch of our Shetland sheep, Miss Coconut.
She loves having her head scratched and is always looking for treats. (I have NO idea how she got that way. Must be The Farmer handing out treats, yeah, that’s it. . .)
This one is an interesting combination of beauty and the beast… beastly odor that is.
That Monarch butterfly is on a Voodoo Lily. It’s the only one I see growing this year. *Someone* keeps mowing down the bank where they grow. . .
Here’s a closer look:
When that big bloom opens, it generally will lay down horizontal. And smell. And attract a LOT of bugs. (There’s more pictures and info about this plant at Voodoo Magic.)
And of course, I have lots of hens and baby chicken pictures, so here’s a couple of those:
Oh, and here’s another picture of the rambling rose growing up in a big oak tree. I put a couple of arrows in there so you can see better how far it is up into the tree.
And while we have lots of bluebirds and Tufted Titmouse birds and robins and such flitting around, there are also still lots of cardinals to brighten up the place.
And speaking of bluebirds, we have some nesting nearby. Here’s one after it took off from the nest. . .
And one of the bluebirds is looking down at the hidden nest here. . .
Their nest is hidden in a pipe that is bracing a gate post.
The nest is just below a hole in the pipe, so I can see it’s there, but I can’t see in it. Can’t see down the pipe either, because it’s too close against the fence post.
It’s been raining this morning, so I wondered how the little Tufted Titmouse baby birds were doing since that’s just an open hole in the post.
They seem to be doing fine, in spite of the rainy weather!
The rain doesn’t keep the sheep from getting out to graze either.
And last for today, a picture of a bloom and buds on my Country Lady rose bush.
That’s it for this week. Have a great week-end!