I find it funny how sometimes I don’t even have to look at a calendar to know what time of the year it is. It’s not the flowers or the trees; it’s our peacock. I know, peacock? Time of year? This farm gal has gone off the deep end of a shallow pool – ha ha, not!
When it is very warm or very cold the peacock looks like this:
Full, beautiful bunch of tail feathers – definitely something to be proud of (and he is). F.Y.I., they are very vain birds. We catch him constantly sitting, staring at his reflection in our windows. So wrong!
They also make great guard dogs. Nothing gets close to or in our yards without this monster spouting out (if you have never heard one, go to the Denver Zoo -it’s loaded with them, and they are noisy). The downside to that is we live next to an interstate highway, and on/off ramp for it, and a railroad track. If any one of those makes an unusual sound (huge bang from train starting up, jake-brake from a semi trying to slow down, etc.), he squawks off. During the day I don’t mind, but one a.m., I’m looking for a shoe to throw at him (he perches up in the tree outside my window at night – jerk!)!
Well, all I have to do is look for the tell-tale signs in the yard:
And I will know EXACTLY what time of year it is…
It’s peacock humiliation time – WOOO HOOO!!
Notice how even he does not want to show his face when his tail looks like this – LMAO! All of the feathers will drop off before the temps get much lower. Then he will start to put on new ones before winter. In the spring we go through the same process – PEACOCK FEATHERS EVERYWHERE!
We had hundreds of them before the fire (boo hoo, all gone), and I was worried. Silly me!
This is what we have collected just this year. The last two years we just let them fly. This is the feathers of two molting’s sitting there. Going to have to get a bigger pot to put them in soon – eeek!