Although temperatures have been fluctuating up and down, we’re able to spend more and more time outside, getting in to the gardening groove. We did some planting of seeds that can be directly sown in the garden this evening (carrots, radishes, beets, kale and chard) as well as a bit of general tidying. There always seems to be a lot of tidying needed in the spring.
The roosters in our little flock of Ameraucauna chickens (which I’ve been misspelling the last two years!) normally assert their machismo simply through a lot of crowing. Endless crowing! This afternoon, a little sparring was in order and I couldn’t resist grabbing my camera.
A good portion of this encounter found the two roosters knocking repeatedly against toy trucks that my younger son left lying around the yard. At one point they both fell in a deep (temporary) ditch next to the coop. That gave them pause for a moment.
“Do you think we look silly?”, I can almost imagine them saying.