What a weird day

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Some days just have me sitting back, scratching my head, and saying, “huh?” Today was one of those days.

First, I posted yesterday’s picture of the snake that ate 8 of our chicks. I didn’t think much of it and went on with my day.

This afternoon, I happened to look out the sliding glass door as I walked by, and saw three horses eating my garden. The family down the road must be having issues keeping their horses penned becuase this is not the first time we’ve seen them in our yard. It is, however, the first time I’ve seen them actually eating out of my garden.

About as soon as I shouted, “Oh no!” they took off. Running horses is such a beautiful sight, even if it’s in an unlikely place.

I sat down at the computer and heard another noise coming from outside. It was a mother hen, defending her chicks from a hawk. We just got this hen this week! She’s come full-circle for us. We had her a couple years ago, and eventually sold her to a family at church. This week, they sent her and her babies back to our house. Stephen and I have really enjoyed watching the hen and chicks in our yard. It really made me mad that the hawk found the babies so quickly, but thankfully, it didn’t catch any. It was amazing to watch that mama hen defend her little ones though – she was quite the ferocious old bird! She let me get really close to get some pictures today, but she sure didn’t like that hawk. Not that I blame her.

I just had to laugh. This has not been our summer for a bountiful garden, and our animals are not doing as well as we would like this summer either. But it’s ok. I’m thankful for what we do have.

Now hopefully the horses didn’t trample the lima beans that are just starting to grow well. . .

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3 thoughts on “What a weird day”

  1. Apparently all the other animals in the neighborhood think you’re running a restaurant! LOL Hopefully things will improve for your animals and garden. My mom is hoping to begin getting eggs from her chickens she got this spring any day now.

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