Early June


June is treating us pretty well. The daffodils and jonquils have gone by. The day lilies are just starting to bud but the Iris are happily saying “Hi”!

We have had had showers. The other day we saw a unique umbrella:


Has the rain stopped?

Andrew counted eight

Proud Momma

After last year, I expected to see more of the turkeys this year. We saw over twenty chicks raised in our yard. There were at least three clutches. We saw a lot more spring activity but we haven’t seen the brood hens. We finally saw a second brood hen. Her chicks were older but she only had three. Here are the two brood hens. There is one on the left and one on the right.

Turkey Hens

We have not seen much of the deer either.

Little Boy

The Canada Geese have not fared much better. Wink said this is a sad picture. It is of a breeding pair of Canada Geese with only one surviving chick. Some people around here consider that a success.

Geese with one chick

The bird feeders continue to provide us with amusement:

Bluebird of Happiness

Orchard oriole female at grape jelly feeder

I have been expanding my culinary enterprises and working on eggs in a basket, “oeufs en cocotte.” Andrew really likes the efforts so far. I have been using hash browns as the basket. It tastes good but it is too much work.

Oeufs en Cocotte


Mark and Wink