A couple of weeks ago was my birthday so the ladies and I went up the Gunflint Trail to a wild edibles walk given by a friend of mine. Mostly berries and mushrooms on a very hot Sunday afternoon, but it was good to get out in the woods for a bit in some different terrain than what we have on the farm.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, some of the cats were getting restless. It's what they do when they are not sleeping, eating, or barfing what (or who) they have previously eaten.
It was the last I saw of that Sandhill Crane until a day or two later when three decided to visit Odamae and Beezer in their pasture. They were okay with the birds sharing their space and the cranes were just passing through anyway.
And a service announcement from me to you. I had a colonoscopy this morning. If you are fifty or older or have a family history of colon cancer you should get one. The preparation is a nuisance, but the procedure is not a real pain in the ass as you're unconscious. In ten years I will have another, the last most likely, but I have lost several friends and family to various forms of colorectal cancers. If you can't do it for me, then do it for yourself and your family.