In the meantime, here we have a particularly lovely impromptu gift from my mommy. :)
Next, I figure these chickens are the smart ones: trying to stay out of the quagmire of mud and muck that is their yard. They're standing on top of a lean-to that sits in front of the chicken house (and which offers shade in the summer and protection in the winter).
Captions? "Look to your left . . . ."
"And, now . . . look to your RIGHT!" (Oops, there's always one that breaks the formation, isn't there?)