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Bath time!

The chickens have done their anthill number on a new anthill, this time right by our main path; practically on it.

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Whenever we walk by, they eyeball us Am I really gonna have to get up?  Soooo comfortable…, and then at the last minute scoot away into the brush trailing a puff of dust, like Pigpen.

It’s especially funny catching the rooster thrashing around in the dust bowl, all unkempt.  It’s usually a conjugal event, if the rooster’s involved, and then both birds look up at you like they were busted in the bathtub together – which in fact, they are.

I love what you’ve done with the anthill…

This used to be a big round anthill, like a grass Ms. Muffet's tuffet.
This used to be a big round anthill, like a grass Ms. Muffet’s tuffet.
Now it looks like a bowl because of this.
Now it looks like a bowl because of this.
It's a big party, a group bathing affair.
It’s a big party, a group bathing affair.

The birds are just thrilled to be out of the greenhouse and are celebrating hard, on the anthill. Sometimes the rooster stands on top and thinks he’s even more important.

Two days later, nearly no remnants of anthill.
Two days later, nearly no remnants of anthill.