I had one heck of a time rounding them up to put them away last night! I got the two adoptees, but Little Susie was far too crafty. She dodged into a thicket while I carried the other two chicks and Goldie back to the barn. I went back for her, chasing her through the thicket (I am a mass of raspberry and nettle scratches!) following her plaintive peeps. But then she got quiet. That is how crafty she was. She knew if she was quiet, I wouldn't be able to find her. So I went back to the barn and got Goldie. I carried Goldie, squawking loudly, to the edge of the thicket. Susie ran out to her mama, and I finally got her when she got tangled in some weeds.
Amy was able to get a great watercolor of the three of them. She did several pictures and let me take my pick. I feel honored that I now have another watercolor by Amy Babinec, this time of Goldie and the chicks.
|Goldie and the chicks. Little Susie is on the right.|
|Hiding in the weeds|