On this morning I awoke to soft pink clouds, then headed down to feed all the horses, sheep and one goat. This is my daily routine.
It's first to the hay barn, but before I make it inside, there is always one wild hare to greet me... this little one is Crook. He broke his leg when he was young and it did not heal straight (thus his name!), he also has one bent ear making it all the easier to spot him.
He gets around just fine but does stay near the barn, he is several years old and has escaped harm to date, even from the barn owl that watches over all. Crook is a wise wild hare, he knows to stay in at night.
Once in the hay barn I find the wild rabbits munching on the hay, not even scattering when I approach. They just look up, even clean their little faces... they must know the sounds I make. We have been together a long time, I never interfere with their natural life, we just share the same ground.
I love the hay barn, in the morning it is quiet with sunlight peaking in. Once I get a bale of hay I am on my way to the barn to start feeding the rest of my crew with a few more wild hares greeting me along on the way.
P.S. Don't forget about our current book giveaway: The Art of Ornithology
*Last time in Barn Stories: Iggy Still Loves Snow