This morning I walked because the bike has a flat tire. I don't mind walking. The nearest grocery store is only a five minute stroll. I enjoy the different smells along the way, especially in the spring because of all the blooms. In the winter, there is the smell of coal and firewood that is used to heat most homes. There are always the smells of farm animals mixed in.
Most people by now have managed to mow the first mow of the season, a few still have thigh-high grass growing in the ditch in front of the homes. One man was out in his ditch with a hand sickle getting his part of the ditch cleared. And then there was one house that had a goat tethered up to a tree so he could munch his way through the overgrowth. He didn't seem to be concerned at the job ahead of him, probably happy that he had it all to himself.
I tried to take a photo of the goat with my phone. That is when he decided to scurry back through to his backyard courtyard and I was only able to get a partial photo of him.
As I walked away, he then came trotting at me as if to chase me away. Silly goat.
|Camera shy goat|
photo credit: ranamaley,personal photo