The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— Catching UP

Well, it seems like I need to do some catching up.  Well, not me, but you.  Well not you catching me up, but me catching you up.

It’s still terribly dry here.


And the wind blows every day, —- still.

The deer are enjoying the corn.

They like corn just like Mom and Dad.

The coyotes eat the corn also.  There isn’t anything a coyote won’t eat —-just say’n.

The Barn Swallows are doing a real good job of keeping the mosquitoes gone.  They are on another batch of little kids so they eat lots of flying bugs.  Mom and Dad and Mindy and I think that is a VERY GOOD THING!

The very busy raccoons are coming into the yard all the time.  They robbed Mom’s tomato patch the other night and had a huge feast.

So, Mom covered up the watermelon hoping to protect the three which are left. (One was eaten and Mom said it wasn’t even ripe.)

Freddy Fox comes to see me every so often.  He is shy and won’t come around if Mom is out on a walk with me…but I see him and give him tag wags.

The other night we almost ran into a skunk.  Mom was extremely careful.  She called me back to her and made me walk with her into the cornfield where we hid—and Mom took a photo.

That tail went up, up and more up, but nothing came out.  Which was a very good thing.  Mom and I were extremely nervous we were going to get sprayed.

But I guess the big news is Ethie and Dottie don’t live here anymore.  Ethie’s real parents came and got her.  They also took Dottie because Ethie and Dottie were BFF’s now and would have been sad without each other.

Then Mom was sad about not having Ethie and Dottie.  She kept saying that the yard seems empty without chickens.  This went on for several days.

My oldest sister (the one who has my cousin Etta) came up and gave mom TWO young hens.

Little Bit One and Two.  They do everything together. If one turns left the other one does too.  If one runs down the road the other one is right with them.  Mom says they must have been twins.  (Can chickens have twin eggs?  It’s a wonder all eggs look the same to me.)

Anyway, Mom is happy again…two hens to scratch and run in her yard.  I have two hens who like to take naps close to me…and Mindy has two hens who like to chase her.

Mindy is not very happy about that!!!!

Oh!  Have to go!…………….

It’s UPS TRUCK TIME!

Boomer

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— Catching UP

  1. I need to borrow Little One Bit and Two to keep down the grasshoppers! They are eating everything. Glad Mom has a couple hens – should be fun! Take care, Boomer!

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  3. Any suggestions about protecting tomatoes from raccoons? They built a new house between us and a little creek, and we now have raccoons, moles, rats, and a harmless snake. We live in town so I’m a little surprised. Any rat ideas other than poisoning would be appreciated.

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    • Oh, gosh! I don’t. I have a snake that lives in my chicken house and catches mice once a week. So far the hens have NOT tried to kill the snake. I have had hens do that. Maybe catching the snake and removing it to a wooded area or by a canal would work.

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  4. Oh dear poor Mindy! I’m so pleased for your Mum, I love my chickens, they are such characters. It never ceases to amaze me Boomer when the wildlife eat something that isn’t ripe! Hoping that the deer don’t get too carried away with that corn 🙂

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