Other than the rain, my rooster suffered a loss this week. As I was getting ready for work on Tuesday I heard him making a racket out in the lawn outside my window, but when I looked out I didn't see anything unusual so I went back to getting ready for work. Then...out the corner of my eye I saw movement along the fence and there was a grey fox slinking toward the barn. I threw on my robe and boots and grabbed the Remington from beside the dresser and went out on the front porch. By this time, he had my black hen at the far end of the pasture so I looked through the scope and got him in my sight as he stared up at me with a mouthful of bloody chicken feathers. I pulled the trigger and...NOTHING...in my haste, I forgot I had unloaded the rifle when my granddaughter was here visiting. So, I get the pistol and managed to scare him off but he will live to see another day. Poor Moe the Rooster was so upset he could barely crow and he would walk around the barn like a desolate old soul. Until Thursday. Thursday, I went and picked him up 10 hens. I pulled in the driveway with my secret cache of girlfriends and got the first one out of the crate and stepped around the side of the Jeep and called him. When he realized what I had, he puffed his feathers up and jumped up on the fence and crowed like I had never heard him crow before. He ran to meet us and when I sat her down inside the fence he did his little dance moves and jumped on her back to introduce himself then back up on the fence to crow again. And he did this little ritual with each and every one of the 10 new girls who have now been dubbed "Moe's Hoes". I think I'll even make a sign for the coop that says that!
Other than farm stuff, there's a couple of other things going on and coming up. I will be starting my new day job on May 13th and I'm really excited about that. My oldest grandson graduates the 2nd of June and I'm really proud of him...he's made the sports section of our newspaper twice in the last week with a game where he struck out 16 players! Then it will be time to go on my annual trip to Wild Deadwood Reads! If anyone out there is in the area or within driving distance...you should come see me! I'll have some nice giveaways as well as my last 7 published books and I'll also be giving away 10 signed post cards of the cover of my upcoming reincarnation romance Third Time Lucky which will also come with the ebook on release date!
Don't forget to watch my blog this week on Wednesday when I will be spotlighting Mark Engels author of paranormal and sci-fi thrillers!
Have a great week everyone!!