The little Indian Runner is doing a wonderful job of 'mothering' the two little Peking ducklings. 'Mum' is only about a month old whilst the Pekings are only about a week in these pictures.
My gosh how busy are these bees? I think there are seven in there collecting pollen. The poppies were so pretty but with the hot dry wind they did not last very long.
Ahhh, my wonderful blind sheep, Flossie had twins. As you can see from the picture, she really has only just had them. A week later and all three are doing well. Flossie has been confined to the dairy yard so that her lambs are protected from the foxes. When they are a little older and stronger I will let them all out into Flossie's paddock.
It is an old bushman's sign of rain when lizards are up high. This one must think it is going to flood! (If only it would!)
And here is Lissett. With the country so bare her two friends have gone AWOL and so she was rather lonely and constantly bleating plaintively. There was little else to do but take her everywhere with me like another dog. Here she is enjoying a ride on the back of the Landcruiser. We had just collected some hay ready to chaff for my menagerie at the dairy when my lovely neighbour rang to say that he had heard (the bells) and seen my two naughty goats...over the hills and far away. What a treasure he was, he went and caught them before they went bush with their feral friends. Prior to the dry setting in, they would not leave the tethered goat. I guess now they are more interested in roaming for feed than staying close to a friend.
Well, here's hoping that the lizard is right and that there is good rain coming our way!