Avian Guest

Shortly after I put my bird feeders back on the south side of the house, I had a downy woodpecker visitor.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hope she keeps coming back!

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday.  We’re starting all over again with the letter A!

Zein

Another example of how blogging makes me smarter:  I have to figure out new words for Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday.  This week is the letter Z.  Z is for zein.  Zein is a protein found in corn that has many uses.  It is currently used as a coating for pharmaceuticals and candy and many other things. My corn is still standing in the fields waiting to be combined and sold.

Corn

Corn

There’s a lot of ears that look like this for some reason.

empty corn cob

It might have something to do with the wild critters helping themselves.

ear of field corn

The outside rows of corn always yield way lower than the interior rows thanks to the deer.

So Soon

It seems like just a few days ago that we worked to get the boys and girls in their breeding groups.  Oh, that’s right.  It was.

Goat bucks and does

Now it’s time to sort them out again.

Fionn

Fionn

Hopefully, with the girls bred and fewer hormones, the boys will get rid of the yellow beards.  And, in Fionn’s case, the yellow bangs too.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where they letter is Y.  Y is for yellow (and yucky) beards.

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