|Mama Peahen in my Earthbox|
I went in the house grumbling about her actions and my oldest son said she'd been there a couple of hours earlier when he came home from work and wouldn't move. It seemed obvious to me that she was serious about this location, dumb as it was. The children went out to play and I cooked dinner.
When I went out after dinner, she wasn't there. And she hasn't been back since. Apparently she IS smart enough to realize putting her nest in the middle of our daily activities was a poor choice. Of course, now I don't know where she's nesting. It's not that it would be hard to find on our little place. I just haven't looked. Normally, one day in mid-summer, we realize we haven't seen her in a few days or so. Then about the time we figure she's been eaten, she appears with two little chicks. With the unusually early spring this year, she seems to be getting an early start. Hopefully, by August 18, we'll have 2 new peafowl babies following their mama around for all our farm crawl attendees to see. Last year she hatched 2 and she did the same the year before. Actually, the older "babies" may be mature enough to lay eggs, too. If so, we could have 4. That would be fun to see!
Farmer in Odell
|Papa Peacock - or Caesar as my husband calls him.|