Coming home after shopping this week and using the south entrance drive there were two families of wild turkeys on the road. Even the youngsters can fly now - at least for short distances and perhaps that's enough to escape our fox.
Coming home from lunch/breakfast at the Peppermill in Bad Axe we came across a holdover from earlier times: an old tractor tossing bales of hay into a wagon with an old baler . Virtually everyone here rolls up their hay now. It was awesome to be reminded of how things were and how fast changes happen. After each bale was finished, it was ejected with some force into the following wagon. You can see a flying bale in the third photo.
Until they get too hot on the sunny concrete, the dogs enjoy the summer day; soon they will want in - - - again.
Bear sleeping behind Korpur and Totty in the front.
Last year I planted some wild flowers and also scattered a variety of "wild" prairie flower seeds. Sleep, Creep, & Leap. This is their second summer and they are already doing quite well. Fortunately my neighbors don't seem to mind that I don't mow.
Monarda (bergamot) and Coreopsis
Ratibida with many buds opening soon
Related to our more common Echinacea
Poppy from seeds rescued in the Thumb