Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Was it just a little too much testosterone for one chicken pen? Perhaps we will never know. From now on, maybe Hubbs should wear spurs, too......to even the playing field!!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
I sit on their fort and just laugh while they run all around, jumping, hopping, and flipping with glee.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Yesterday evening while I was cleaning stalls, Moonbeam would not leave me alone.
He knows that I very often have treats in my pockets and he was bound and determined to get some treats. He did his level best to drive me crazy, I think....biting the manure rake, stealing my glove (right off my hand) and grabbing my hat.
Ok, buddy, you want my hat? Here you go....
I must smell like their favorite treat....frosted mini wheats. I always have a pocket full of wheaty crumbs (imagine what happens to Frosted Mini Wheats in the pocket when the jacket goes through the laundry!)
The funny thing is....we don't even eat Frosted Mini Wheats. But, I buy them at the grocery store...just for the horses. And no, they're NOT spoiled!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Yesterday was nursery cleaning day. Becky and I mucked out the goat house and replaced the bedding with fresh clean hay. While we cleaned, the new kids played in the snow and Maddie (my Newfie) sat longingly at the gate to the goat pen.
Now, if you know anything about Newfies, you know that they are by nature gentle and extremely tolerant. They make the perfect babysitters for just about any species.....especially baby goats. She came into the goat yard and just sat and waited....watching the kids running and jumping all around.
Eventually the kids' curiosity got the best of them and they came over to check out this newcomer to their pen.
Maddie sat perfectly still while they sniffed her.
She was so pleased with these new little friends... that is until Mama Missy decided enough was enough. Missy marched over to Maddie and head butted her.
What a magical time!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Amazingly, there was very little commotion over this new addition to the henhouses. Brad moved in without much fuss, spent a couple of weeks very close to the house that I placed him in, and then comfortably settled into the flock.
(And you should hear me sing!)
The thing that surprises me most is that at night both Elvis and Brad share the same henhouse, without any incident. It seems that there are plenty of hens to go around, so there is no competition. What I have learned is that harmony is definitely dependant upon the dispositions of the roosters! Elvis and Brad are both mellow fellows...which makes for great henhouse karma.
Friday, February 12, 2010
If you are feeling blue, just stop by the farm for a little "kid" therapy. Nettie's kisses will most definitely cheer you up!