Trixie has not been particularly happy about being cooped up so much recently, but with the continuing presence of a pair of owls her safety and the safety of her chicks is a big priority.
This owl was staring my daughter in the face right outside her back door one day.
Cary and Tessa were not too happy about the threat it posed to the chicks, but in no time at all the owl swooped down, plucked up a mouse, and flew up over the fence. It definitely moved up a notch in their good graces, but unfortunately for Trixie she and the chicks are still mostly confined to quarters.
She was outside for a bit, keeping a watchful eye on the three older chicks, while I was there one day, and it seems that she has rewarded the family by starting to lay eggs again.
The baby chicks aren't the only ones who are growing up. I can't believe how much the ducks have grown. It probably won't be long before they start laying eggs as well, and they are now bigger than the owl so I think they are safe.
Kyle, my son-in-law, has been working hard on a new home for the ducks, which will keep them safe from predators. No more duck dinners for the fox that comes sneaking around at night.
I didn't get to see Tessa last week because she was over swimming with her other grandparents, but I dropped her off some taquitos from Trader Joe's on Wednesday morning and I am going over for a visit this afternoon.
Sorry I didn't respond to comments last week, but my phone bit the dust and my computer was apparently having sympathy pains. I have a new phone now and the computer seems to have come out of its stupor. I'll share more about the phone next time.
Have a great weekend.