We interrupt your regular Iowa State Fair Programming (yes, even though the fair is over, I'm not finished blogging about it!!) to bring you news of another escape at Whispering Acres.
I drove home today through absolute clouds of dragonflies. Never in my life have I seen such tremendous numbers of dragonflies. I'm not talking about 5 or 6 crossing my path. I'm talking about hundreds and hundreds of them. In particular, as I drove home along the gravel road that goes to my house (about 2 miles worth), there were just so many I could barely believe my eyes. Do dragonflies swarm? They were flying low over the road, high over the road, into my car, around my car....everywhere. It was truly bizarre. There were a lot of birds around too, gorging themselves on the dragonflies.
I got home and decided to go out on the back porch, risking being buzzed by dragonflies, so that I could take some pictures of them. They were all on the move, so all the pictures I got are "in passing," but the fact that I could sit on the steps and actually take pictures of passing dragonflies should tell you how many there were! Not the greatest pictures - they move fast! I had to shoot, crop and enlarge, but still, they are definitely dragonflies!
During my dragonfly mania, I glanced over at the approaching chickens, ducks and geese, who clearly thought it was my duty to feed them at that particular time...(so I did)...
...and then I glanced over at the sheep, who.....WAIT A SECOND!!!
Even after a long day of school and work, I can still determine that sheep who are located OUTSIDE of the fenced area are a significant deviation from normal operating protocols. A rapid grain-administration protocol was immediately required. Sheep are so gullible sometimes.
Whew! Disaster averted!!
Miss Marshmallow says: Why don't they all just come when you call them, like I do?
(see how much bigger she is than her brother (to her right))
All sheep safely contained. Breathe deeply....