.....this poor pine tree lives in our front yard. Many moons/years ago, my dad had a fence along this side of the yard to keep cattle in. A storm bent the young tree at a right angle over the top of the fence, but it did not break in two. It grew horizontally a few years, and then took off growing straight up again! Isn't nature wonderful?
We surprised a flock of 7 wild turkeys one morning this week on our walk around the farm............they were in a bottom pasture near the creek, and we didn't see them for the high grass (which will get cut soon by the hay man). Evidently they heard us before we saw them, and the noise they made flying off caught our attention........they are huge birds! Looked like fat geese taking off..... I hope they will stay here where they will be protected from hunters this winter.