Wednesday, September 14, 2016
More on the Peacock and Friends Mystery
It rained again today but luckily I was able to get another round of mowing done on our in town property before it started. I had to delay getting my dad's lawn done now until tomorrow however. My hope had been to get both places knocked out right after work and then get started on the fence project once again but of course the rain, as usual, put a stop to such notions.
I did manage to get a new set of points put into the little 8N tractor we picked up a few weeks ago. It's got an intermittent problem and just stops running on it's own sometimes. I tried a new coil and that didn't fix it so I am trying points now. If I can get it figured out my hope is to unload it before Winter gets here to help finance the next step in the fence project.
While working on the little tractor the Peacock and his two Guinea hen followers showed back up. We actually saw the two hens down by the loafing shed late yesterday evening but no Peacock so I had assumed the Peacock had either went off to die because it is obviously really old or got eaten but today it came back and hung out on the old John Deere manure spreader I have parked on the side of the barn. The trio left off and on all day. They would hang out for a while and then take off down the road or across the pasture to wherever but kept coming back. Not sure what is up with this little migrating group but they seem to think our barn is a good place to chill during the day.
I did find out the birds actually belong to my neighbor. I had to laugh since we often get many of his animals up here and ended up permanently adopting one of his stray dogs he brought back from Iowa a couple years ago. The little dog just kinda moved up here and made friends with our dog (who showed up himself a few years ago too) and never left. We briefly talked about catching them but since I don't care if they run around and keeping them penned up at his place isn't an option we decided to just let em do what they want.
I did tell him if one of his cows wanders up here though not to bother looking for it because I would make sure it was well process.... errr I mean taken care of :)
As night fell and we locked the chickens up there was no sign of the bird trio about so where they are roosting is anyone's guess right now. I suspect they have taken over the loafing shed but how long they will last down there is a big question. Not sure what made this peacock decide to set out for new territory. He is obviously molting right now and my neighbor claims the bird is at least 15 years old so who knows. He has another normal colored Blue Peacock and he suspects they may have been fighting so perhaps this older bird has been forced to leave?
Always something odd going on around here it seems.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!