In the minutes since the last post things have happened here: 1) One of the renegade squirrels bent on over taking the world visited. 2) In an act of defiance, he climbed right over the unset trap left to warn them off 3) I knocked on the window to get him off the feeders 4) I am sure he flipped me off, giving me an " I dare you look" 5) I had no choice but to set the trap, hopefully I will have 2 three legged squirrels in an hour 6) My only White Rock pullet was trying to seduce Bert. She wiggled her tail feathers in his face, but Bert had the moral conviction and good sense to ignore her 7) Bert was outside the coop eating his treats (Black Oil sunflower seeds) which a squirrel tried to steal. 8) Bert ran the rodent off 9) Bert was so proud of himself he posed for pictures, notice the look of accomplishment on his face. 10) Bert insisted I show everyone a picture of him looking over his kingdom. 11) I took picture of Bert to show off his comb and small frost bite. Below Bert is posing after his victory over the squirrel Bert surveys his domain below: In the picture below Bert is making his rounds to make sure the Gulag yard is secure and the world is safe from Guineas.