Here A Bird, There A Bird


| 11/6/2011 5:02:15 PM


Tags: chickens, geese, pea fowl, Mountain Woman,

I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner of the note cards. I've been having some issues with my eyes, but I'm happy to announce the winner is Cindy. Please contact letters@grit.com. to claim your prize.

Mountain Man and I were having a conversation the other evening.

"Seems like there are lots of birds around. Everywhere I walk, there's birds under foot." I was referring to our assorted poultry.

"I noticed." Leave it to Mountain Man to convey so much feeling in so few words.

It didn't seem as though we had that many birds this summer when they were locked up in their Poultry Palace (a half acre run Mountain Man built) due to a fox who decided to make her home on the edge of our pasture and conduct raids. But the fox moved on and now that the birds are once again out free ranging, it's hard not to notice them.

The other day I was sitting in our bedroom and I heard "knock, knock, knock." The dogs started raising a racket and I went to answer the door but no one was there. As soon as I sat down again, the knocking started. This time, I looked out the bathroom window and what did I find? Seven naughty Sebastopol geese pecking at the basement window. I do believe they were captivated by their reflection in the glass. Now, I can always find them around the back porch, eating the grass, admiring their reflections as they chomp away.

Mountain Woman
11/14/2011 11:22:05 AM

Dave, I think it's a great idea sharing chickens! For the moment, our coyote has moved on. I think perhaps because it's deer rifle season and so many guns are going off. Anyway, fresh eggs are the best. Thanks so much for visiting me!


Dave Larson
11/11/2011 5:37:34 PM

Hi Mountain Woman, Those birds are incredible. I'm not sure we could keep them safe here. Our neighbor just spotted a mom cougar and cub a couple days ago and the coyotes would be happy as clams to see all those lovely lunches. We continue to help out and share feed costs and benefit with fresh eggs from out neighbor. Love the pics of your wonderful flock. Have a wonderful weekend!


Mountain Woman
11/11/2011 5:40:21 AM

Cindy, I'll get the cards out to you as soon as I have your info and congratulations. The cards are lovely as is all of Joan's work. Yes, we do have tons of birds and horses too and I'm sure a a mok was a farm animal, it would find it's way here to my zoo :-) Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting us!





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