I just turned on the misting system. As much as possible, I am NOT going outside for the next week! I am already miserable. Oh, the misting system is for the flock, of course. One strand IS on my deck, but right now, it's still too hot for me to sit on the deck, even in the shade of the covering. But there are a lot of poultry people hanging out there. The juvenile peacock that showed up on this road a couple of days ago - but I never saw it until he was in my yard yesterday evening - has decided my yard is the best place to hang out. I think it's nice to see him strutting around. That little perky crown of head feathers is CUTE. He was on the top of the pergola this morning. Somebody may have clipped his wing(s) some time ago, but he can fly just fine. No blood-curdling screams, yet. Just a few "Braaak!" calls, which sound like a short bark. None of my flock seems perturbed about his presence. He did peck a ranking hen who thought she'd express some pecking order issue with him, and that changed her mind. Sarge the MW turkey seems threatened, because he has been holding his spread tail feathers to face the peacock. "See what a tough guy I am, peacock!"