The day started peacefully enough.
Who would have thought the animals would take advantage of us like this? But...they did. It was a fully-fledged revolt!
Here was the first one--
This is a not-supposed-to-fly turkey in full flight at dawn. I first saw it when it was roosting on the roof of the garage. By the time I had my camera in hand, it had dropped down to the roof of the chicken coop and was in full flight, finding the ground as if it was meant to....fly! It has discovered wings! It is time for another "wing job" that will keep the turkeys here. So, in the next couple of days, we're going to be busy catching turkeys and trimming feathers. MM suggested that we keep track of which wing we are clipping, making sure to clip the same wing on all, so that if they decided to hold hands (wings) they won't be able to take off together...get the picture? Oh, come on!
The next break out artists came with one cow coming into the yard, and the calf getting out of the yard. That's because the ground has dried significantly and we have had zero rain lately. With zero moisture, electric fences become problematic. Translated: they don't work! So, we have a savvy calf and it has found the pears in the yard, along with a fresh supply of green grass. The cow, on the other hand, was looking for entertainment and she, also, was encouraged by the dysfunctional fence.
We need rain...and not just for crops, folks! We need more than a shower...to keep the fences working!