This is the sight that greeted me this morning when I went to let the chickens out of the coop. It delighted me- I rarely see them all that close together in one big gathering. But there they are. Miss Darla was actually on a nest so she's not represented there but her sister Dottie is. She's the white one on the ground. I have no idea why they decided to all clump together on that baby coop but then again, there is so much that is still quite mysterious to me about chickens and their behaviors and society.
I've been pretty good about my walking this week and I walked again today. Instead of the usual route I take for my middle mile down to the Rancho across from Emma and Jacob's, I went down a little dirt road called Sandy Acres that is almost exactly a half mile in length and it was nice to take a different path. And I met this guy.