Apparently a big, old, white rooster.
Yesterday was a day of opening up gates and doors.
Since the little chickens were shifted into their tin house a number of weeks ago this big white rooster has been their guardian. But you know how roosters are.
Releasing little hens when there are roosters about is always unsettling for me. So I was surprised and pleased to see him still being the same gentle giant, keeping the newly released tweens close to their doorway as they investigated their new surroundings, standing still and quiet with his head down as they pecked at the green around him.
He is playing the part of the gentle Daddy rooster. There will be some fights too if other roosters come near.
Valerie and I finished weed eating one of the electric fences around the big pig pasture (that was a vege garden last year) and let Poppy’s Six out too.
They will graze under their canopy of sunflowers for a few months and have the best summer I think.
Today should be slightly cooler and maybe there will be a little rain so I will not bring the cows up to the barn. I think the calves will be fine in the fields from now on. Those hot days were brutal on the little calf who had the heat stress. While all the cows and her cousin were in the shade she would be lying panting in the hot sun. This meant bringing the whole herd up in the hottest hours so I could keep the damaged baby cooler. But with these clouds she can put in another weeks growth without stress.
OK – time to stop chatting, finish my coffee and do my one hours housework before we start work.
I hope it rains today. The earth is so warm a little rain will release a heaving of growth in the fields.
Have a lovely day.
Tuesday 90% Precip. / 0.45 in
Thunderstorms likely. High 88F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Tuesday Night 80% Precip. / 0.3 in
Thunderstorms likely. Low 69F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.