The weather has warmed... and cooled... and dried up... and rained. It's spring in western Oregon! The flowers are lovely. As the earliest blooms fade, the next round opens. Kitty is cute, too. And always happy to accompany me.
|The horses are enjoying spring, too.|
Goats, more flowers and a beautiful snake...
|two foot long garter snake sunning itself|
Gertrude the Guinea Hen enjoys admiring herself wherever she can find her reflection.
We recently discovered that she is laying eggs again this year...
...in a nest right by the path to the shop. Mister McCoy is standing next to the nest without knowing it's there. I didn't know it was there either until I weeded that flowerbed.
A less happy story happened today. 88-year-old friend and neighbor Irv fell and broke his hip. Luckily, he was scheduled to come down to our place this morning. When he didn't show up, Johnny went to check and found Irv unable to stand... where he had fallen two hours earlier. Johnny called 911 and followed the ambulance to the hospital. Irv will get a new hip tomorrow at the Salem hospital. We are feeding his chickens and dog and gathering eggs until he is home again. One never knows what the next day will bring, weather-wise or health wise. It's a good reminder to enjoy the flowers while we can.