July was full of wild flowers.
The meadows sported all kinds of shapes and colors.
Fauna proliferated as well as flora -- especially bugs
including this monster
that haunted the clothesline.
to handsome youngsters.
and learning to fly from rafter to rafter before heading out of the door for good.
This crop stuck around longer and were on the verge of getting too large for their nest
The goose family still makes its daily rounds; stops include our front lawn and the goat barns.
where the youngsters have begun exercising their wings by splashing noisily. Pretty soon they'll be practicing their take-offs and landings in the pond.
They'd rather stay indoors, eat hay and rest.
They do venture out occasionally on their own to browse in the old area just outside of their barn
Of course, the grass still tastes better on the other side of the fence.