Jake finds a stick, hoping we'll throw it for him, but Luna steals it. Jake knows if he waits, she will probably abandon it and it will be his again. Check out Luna's ears, just look like little devil horns, and a devil she is sometimes:) (To see the picture full size, just click on it)
Then the collies run down in to the hayfield, where Jake finds a better toy, and Luna has a rousing game of soccer. It was lovely to see the sun come out for a few minutes.
On a good note, the hen grabbed by the coyote last week has improved a bit. Last night and this morning, she was able to push herself into an upright position to eat and drink. She is not moving around yet, but looks better. You can see that the feathers are rather sparse on her backside.
Unfortunately this evening something grabbed another hen in the south field. Same as last time, headless body laid in the field. It isn't a coyote, they grab the chickens and run with them. Must be a mink or something like that. Next to impossible to keep a mink out of the field.
We will have to be more diligent at pushing the hens in around dark. They tend to hang around outside the door, or at least some of them do, until it is really dark, even though there is a light on in the coop. It's not always convenient to be there at the right time though.
A family birthday was celebrated today. Happy Birthday Larry!
But to end on a sad note, Larry's aunt, the last surviving sibling of his almost 100 year old (only 42 more days to go) mother, passed away last night.
Rest in Peace, Margaret