Good morning all.
I'm sitting here finishing my coffee while the sun streams in the window....trying to soak up some warmth before the rain comes again. We've had a lot of rain lately, and with the cooler temps, I have been feeling a little 'caged' in...so it was nice to get outside yesterday and work in the yard.
Hubby and I were heading out to take care of the chickens yesterday morning and when I rounded the coop, there on the fence was a hawk. The chickens were in the chicken yard, and I had noticed that a couple had gotten out, which is why were were on our way outside. Hoss, one of our Roosters, had taken one hen and one baby into the barn, but the other poor baby was cowering in the corner of the fence under a log I had set there...good thing I did set it there, because she would have been hawk breakfast. If we hadn't come out when we did, I know we would have lost her...poor thing was so scared, and sustained a small injury to her wing thanks to Mr. Hawk, but all is well. I cleaned her up and applied some antibiotic...she was running around with the other girls by afternoon.
Friday afternoon I was working in my studio, when I heard a couple of fire engines go by...next thing I knew the yard was filled with smoke! Our 'block' is actually 5 miles long, but down the road and around the corner, there was a severe fire....it destroyed the century old barns, which I have always admired when we walked by. Luckily, the home and all their animals escaped unharmed. It was such a lovely farm and so sad to see it in ruins now. Well into the night, 20 fire companies helped to put out the blaze...I've never seen so many fire trucks. When you live in the country, it is necessary for them to keep loading up with water, as there are no fire hydrants/public water.... so they would go around the block, stopping at a large pond up the road, fill up...then head back to the fire.
The remainder of yesterday was spent with the boys and their families....yup...grand-babies too! The guys love to watch football together. Maria and I worked on a woolie project together, while Steph made tortilla soup for dinner and caught up on other things. It was a lovely day.
I'll be back tomorrow with a few crafty finishes I've been working on...until then...May God bless you and your day.