Friday, January 18, 2013

The Stranger

You know, our house is really out in the sticks. A car driving by on the road 1/4 mile away is a notable event. So you may have gotten the impression that not a lot happens out here at the farmhouse.

You'd be wrong.

We've had a stranger visit lately. Repeatedly. He looks alien and out of place. And he drives the dogs crazy.

The stranger is a great blue heron, who you may barely discern on the darker area in the pasture.   I don't know WHY he has chosen our pasture. There are no fish to be had, and he is constantly bombarded with barking. But for some reason, he keeps coming back. Much to the chagrin of the dogs.

Jax, the white, fluffy dog, is not normally a barker. But he goes OFF when this bird is around, long after Kirch has settled down.  And he barks incessantly. Like, I have to go chase the bird away if I want it to stop. I'm hoping it's not a crime to chase endangered birds. You'd think if the dog could get used the to cattle wandering by, he'd get used to a BIRD.

Ah well, he's keeping the homestead safe from aliens. I suppose that's OK.


  1. I think you should feed him and add him to your growing brood!

  2. Very interesting that if there are no fish or water that this heron is attracted to your property. Maybe it's the barking noise that they like!!