Afore mentioned black rooster Tux is a very distinguished bird, surrounded by his harem of nondescript barn yard chickens of blended breeds he struts his stuff and maintains law and order which is clearly good.....sadly, strutting his stuff and maintaining order SHOULD be restricted to females with beaks feathers and wings. Even more sadly for the handsome Black Weindot rooster, "his" harem has recently come to include one five foot nine female without a beak, feathers or wings and Tux is REALLY testing my "three hits and you're OUT" rule. After two blatant attacks, the wily rooster has taken to "innocently" pecking the ground at my feet, wait until I am distracted ( he thinks !!!) and then try a vertical assault.....mmmm Tux, I did promise Holly to take care of you....SOUP comes to mind !
Greg (2) is coming into his last week here at the ranch. Quiet and stoic, it is almost impossible to persuade WWOOFER Greg to take a break. Much has been achieved during his stay and thanks to his hard work, the hydrants have been insulated ready for the next Wintry weather to arrive, our wood pile has grown considerably and my old green tractor has had a long awaited tune up. Greg is willing and (amazingly for his young age) able to take on any challenge and has been a great help in the barn yard, workshop and livestock stalls. Tiger the ginger cat is going to miss Greg too, the tabby purrrrrr machine has taken to either hitching a ride wrapped around Greg (2) 's neck or serving as a very efficient neck warmer. Thank you Greg, we are all going to miss you when you leave to pastures new.
Well, on that melancholy note, It's time to get this entry posted, get another cup of tea and check out the weather reports for today. Take care, keep safe, M