Ahhh, late getting my post up… This week’s is a little bit of a different Macro Monday than I usually do.
I found this nest in our raspberry patch about a week and a half ago when I was out picking. It’s a funny story, actually. The particular bush that the nest was in hangs down a lot over the wire and you have to pick it up to get all the berries underneath. So I was out picking and had already lifted the branches and picked all the low berries when I straightened up and there was a little nest with eggs nestled in the branches where the bush bent over the wire that had somehow survived!
The momma hen. She flies off to the post at the end row and nervously hops up and down while cussing anyone who comes to check on the nest, especially if the ever-present dogs are lurking.
The little hatchlings – they hatched a just a few days ago.
Challenge this week is summer. Summer means a lot of different things to different people, depending where you live. For us, it means putting up the year’s hay and growing the garden and preparing for winter.
Cutting hay one our home fields.
Some summer bugs…
Last load from a friend’s field.
And of course, you need a nice cool drink after all that hard work!
Shadows! Couldn’t resist adding a barking hand dog…
On our way to the neighbor’s hayfield to haul hay. I’m a bit surprised that it turned out, despite my accidentally having the camera on the wrong focus mode (didn’t notice until afterwards).
My favorite of the three.
Woke up to this sight this morning. The clouds were a welcome relief from the brush with near triple digits, though it was still plenty warm. We started hauling hay from the first field today, but we got such a late start getting the truck and equipment ready that our little fluffy friends had burned off.
Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone’s having a great weekend. =D
From the June archives; couldn’t pass up not pass up putting this one in the challenge.
Della’s sister, Lula, at the watering trough.