Thursday, June 23, 2011

Excuse Me

A hawk blew some bird to bits out over the long lawn and driveway the other day.
I can't figure out what it is. Grey feathers with dark grey markings
and white ovals on the end. Buffy feathers.
Little iridescent feathers like this one that change from pink and purple to tan. Any ideas?


While I beat my head against the wall....just a little, maybe until I can get used to the weather.
Two days of torrential rains. Argghhh......

More to come.

Double argghhh.......

The good news is, all that bulldozing that Alan did held up under the onslaught, despite being just finished and not having time to settle.

Other than that, what can I say? Bookkeeping, day-long marathon sessions, writing chores, milking wet cows, fun and games. At least they aren't too muddy and they are back in the pasture behind the house. I love to see them out on the hill when I look out my window.

Stay dry and have a good one.

13 comments:

Jinglebob said...

A duck? Sorry for your weather woes. Could be worse, could be a drought like them folks in the south have. At least your bovines have food, but it is still miserable, ain't it?

threecollie said...

JB, yeah, yeah, I know I shouldn't whine. There is always somebody in a worse fix. Just frustrating watching the guys try to put up feed. What a spring...what a summer... Garden is already getting blight too.

lisa said...

I agree this weather just plain stinks! I hope it gets it out of its system before Pecks. I have seen lots of hay before go out of the fields though, and that is good.

LeeAnn said...

In Monkey's outdoor days, I became a psuedo-expert in indentifying random bodily parts. "Oh, that's a lizard lung. And that? It's a sparrow claw. Don't recognize that one, it might be a snail nose or maybe a bunny spleen."

Linda said...

I ALMOST feel guilty that we're getting the right amount of moisture to have a wonderful year.......I DO need to do a lot of weeding though and I don't even want to think about how far behind the books are:(

Floridacracker said...

And of course, meanwhile, we are parched down here.

Susan Rose said...

Please send some of that water to Georgia!!!

akaGaGa said...

I'd guess a mourning dove, 3C. They're notoriously slow targets.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Too bad we can't share a little of that rain. It's pretty dry here.
Try to stay dry!

Cathy said...

. . . raining here on the east coast. Everybody grumbling about the cool rainy spring - now this.

As for that feather . . hmmm . . .

are you missing any titmice? :-(

Keith Wilson said...

I just discovered how your cows are getting out!

check this video out:

http://www.maniacworld.com/cow-an-escape-artist.html

threecollie said...

Lisa, it just drives me nuts. Can't even get out of the barnyard without wrecking all the new grading

LeeAnn, yeah, we have a situation somewhat like that too. lol

LInda, I am glad you are having good weather. You get your share of adversity. My garden looks like a loss, except for flowers...oh, well...

FC, they have got to invent a way for us to send this to you.

Susan, want to send some to you too. We have ridiculously too much and nobody else has any.

aka, I'll bet you are right! It does fit. I feel better now. Although I like the doves they are common enough. I was afraid it was something exotic. Thanks

SCMomma, how I wish we could send it! And get some dry...not too much...but enough..for our hay.

Cathy, hope your trip isn't going too bad despite the rain. I think akagaga nailed it with a mourning dove. As soon as I read what she wrote I though, YES, that is it!

Keith, man that is SCARY!!!! We have had them do stuff like that accidentally and I had a horse that could open even those real complicated stall latches, but I hope the cows never get that smart. Great video, thanks!

akaGaGa said...

Glad you feel better. I know what you mean, too. I was nauseated when I went out to the feeder a couple years ago and found a scattering of cardinal red.