Here are some of my one Barn Swallow family. They perch on the telephone wire outside the big barn along with some of the other families around, sometimes I have twenty of them there. The brood in the other barn (the ones that I saved the one baby from drowning in the water bucket) did really well so my reintroducing them didnt seem to do any harm. They all took to the skies about a week ago too.
I have been told that they dont use the same nest twice in the same season but my pair in the big barn are already preparing the old nest for the next batch of babies so I will get more swallows to photograph!! This little guy is coming in for a landing.
Went to Fort Wayne to the doctor and which took half the day, then the hay was delivered, I wanted 300 bales but only got 180 because they only got 360 from the whole field (they usually get 700) and had to meet part of their other two regular customers orders too. This is worrying because unless we get some rain soon there will be no more and I will be in trouble. He has livestock himself (beef cattle) and is already starting to feed hay because the pastures are bare. I have to say that it is beautiful pure alfalfa, the horses are going to love it. I will have to find some grass hay to subsidise with. We eventually finished feeding and unloading at 9.30 this evening.
I am pooped so I am gonna turn in for the night. (((Hugs)))) for everyone who needs them, see y'all tomorrow.