Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kaiser's Day Out

Every now and then we have a visiting peacock that wanders over to our house for a few days. He struts in front of our peahens, and generally drives our peacock, Kaiser, crazy! Well...last week it was just too much for Kaiser and he somehow broke out of his pen. Fortunately, he didn't seem to wish to fight with the intruder. They just paraded around and squacked at each other.

Kaiser is pretty tame, so it wasn't too hard for Lucy to retrieve him and return him safely to his home. He had flown up onto the barn roof though, so she had to climb up there and then figure out how to climb back down with a slightly nervous peacock in her arms!
She held him gently and securely, spoke to him calmly, and he settled in to her arms while she carefully came down the ladder to safety. He is such a beautiful bird!


Magical Mom said...

what a beautiful bird! I am loving his striking blue.

Tan Family said...

This is the first time I've seen someone holding a peacock! So beautiful. I love your story about the visiting peacock.

Linda said...

What a lovely bird Beth, they are so beautiful:)

fawndear said...

I'm a little envious of your little homestead. Peacocks, goats, imaginative children = enchanted life. Suddenly my dog, cat and numerous garden slugs and snails seem slightly ordinary.
Love the picture of Lucy and Kaiser.