I would be willing to bet that no one out there
spent yesterday morning like this....
hanging laundry out to dry in the company of...
a couple of old turkeys and one very lazy barn/garage cat.
It seems that Bobby has permanently made the garage his home.
He's a great mouser, so I'm not complaining.
It was a spectacular morning...
warm and sunny.
So, I parked the gator at the barn and decided to walk home.
I was followed.
Hence the help with laundry.
For the next few trips out to the barn, I rode my bike.
A stop with Ginger and MaryAnn...
for our daily "belly rubbins".
A visit with the baby goats,
and Gracie is quite curious about my shoelaces.
And look who decides to be a little more friendly...
This is the closest that little Andy has gotten to me on his own.
These two are growing up way too fast!
Notice how big his little horns have gotten.
And last I wanted to show you their Mama, Missy,
who is shedding her winter coat in this warm weather.
This gives me a good opportunity to show you a great example of moon spots.
Moon spots are dark spots on the skin that don't show up as dark spots on the fur.
PS... The chicklets have moved back into the spacious brooder house.
I am happy to report that all is well... no more losses.
This past weekend I went over the house with a fine toothed comb, looking for any tiny
crevices that could allow access to a predator.
With everything sealed tight as a drum,
I feel quite confident this batch of chicks will grow up into lovely hens
(and maybe a few surprise roos, too.)
This Spring weather gives me the opportunity to decrease my carbon footprint...
hanging wash on the line,
and taking my bike to "work"!