~I wonder if all women spend their time
cooking, sewing, and tending the chickens and pigs.~
~Sarah Brown 1900~
Come on!!! Hop along with Deborah Jean's Dandelion House FarmGirl Friday blog hop!!!
Goof's gone home...never to return to his Cowgirls again...as he loaded into the trailer, the Cowgirls look a lil' forlorn.
Number Three and Black Calf will miss him too...the two of them loved to hang out with Goof. I think they must have known that he was their daddy!
Next year, Number Three will be bred, so we'll need a different bull other than Goof to cover the herd.
|The difficult job of loading Goof into the trailer...NOT!|
|Come on Bully, Bully...right on over here to the trailer!|
Earlier this year I had made my mind up that I would be keepin' better tabs on this year's Great Horned owletts. Well, the days go by so fast that before ya know it...they're flyin'!!!
|Look at me!!! I can FLY!!! (photo taken 7/8/11)|
On June 26, I hiked up toward the base of the rim rock to see if I could find the owlets and take some photos. I found one of the parents stayin' cool in the shade of the rocks and grass...
|Hiding in the rim rock and grass is one of the parent owls.|
Then I finally spotted the other up on a ledge (quite a way up). I didn't even see the owlet until I downloaded my photos onto the computer that evening...what a nice surprise!
|And here is the other parent...and...OH Look! It's an owlet too!|
Doesn't he look cute with all that fluffy down?!
Mother Nature provides them with good camouflage!
Last evening I saw one of the owlets fly onto the top of the chicken coop...so, they are gettin' around pretty well.
This mornin' I decided to see if they were in the elm trees in the yard...sure enough they were...it just took me a while to spot them because the leaves and branches are so thick.
|"You lookin' for us?"|
I decided to get on top of the house roof and see if I could get some closer shots. Both parents flew over to another tree...but these two (of the three) owlets tried to stay still and quiet...
Mother owl closely watched my every move...I've been dive bombed before by the owls for gettin' too close to their owlets, so I didn't want to upset her. I stayed low and moved slowly.
|Mother owl is definitely givin' me that "Don't mess with my kids" look!|