Last week a bluebird visited me while I was grazing in the pasture. During our time together I learned a lot about bluebirds. Did you know that a bluebird only weights approximately one ounce? A mother bluebird may lay 3 to 8 eggs in each of her 2 to 4 broods (sets of eggs) during the spring and summer. After 2 weeks the eggs will hatch and the blind, baby birds will open their eyes in 4 to 6 days. Within 18-20 days of hatching, the chicks leave their nest and soon they will be flying at speeds up to 17 miles per hour. For more interesting facts, click on bluebird facts / information. I would also recommend watching the YouTube video below. You will see the birth of a baby bluebird and the inborn reflex of the hatchlings as they feebly stretch their necks upright and wait for mom or dad to feed them. Now that's a miracle!
While reading the Human World section of my "Horse Happenings" newspaper, I was saddened to learn about the recent events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. My diverse group of friends and I have a hard time understanding such behavior. So to all the wooden horses out there, please join us in praying for the people of this world. "May the innocent be protected, may the guilty be brought to justice, may wisdom replace ignorance, may differences be valued and accepted, may unity replace division, may compassion be a substitute for hatred, and may comfort & peace fill the holes of pain and sorrow."