Frosty Morning with Missing Eyeballs

frosty morningIt was a cold frosty morning when the sun was just starting to peak over the hill.  When the sun hit the roof of the barn, it sounded like a torrential downpour inside:

I still have to smile when I see a sheep’s bedding down spot in the frosty grass and can tell which way the sheep was facing:

IMG_3655In the first photo there is a brown speck in the middle of the field.  It is our plastic owl meant to scare raptors away from our chickens.  It is regularly knocked over by our goats.  But when I went to recover him I made a horrifying discovery:

owl missing eyeHe is missing one of his eyeballs.  He is not quite as scary anymore. I searched the grass around him and could not find it.  Then when I was heading from the barn back toward the house I made another scary discovery:

tree missing eyeThe tree face (given to me by my aunt) is missing his eyeball too.  I looked around the tree trunk and could not find his eye either.  Just a coincidence or an omen?





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6 Responses to Frosty Morning with Missing Eyeballs

  1. sheepsclothing says:

    whew! glad they were only ornamental eyeballs! But yeah, those fake owls aren’t nearly as intimidating without their intense gaze

  2. Sharrie Brockhaus says:

    A coincidence? I think, not!

  3. Tammy says:

    Sometimes you gotta wonder what goes on ‘out there’ when these sort of things happen!


  4. Colette says:

    Crows? That would be my first thought.

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