Finally, enough time has passed.
Fred has grown to full size, and the Roos have lived in their present house long enough
to call it "home."
Yesterday we opened the doors to the Rooster/Turkey yard
and allowed everyone to roam freely.
The Roos thanked us with a hearty song...
and happily did not try hunting me down and flogging me.
Perhaps now that they are free to roam they will be better behaved?
We can only hope.
As for the turkeys...
they investigated the area around the barn and soon moved on to the chicken houses.
Fred found some free food...
while Ethel found Tom.
I could almost hear Tom's heart pounding in his chest
as he puffed himself up as big as could be in order to impress this young lady.
There will ultimately be a bit of a battle between Tom and Fred for Ethel's affections.
Pecking order....it's a real thing....
and it will need to be established.
As for other developments around the farm....
Sadly, we lost a goat on our second day home.
We found Audrey on Sunday morning, gone... it seemed a peaceful passing,
as there were no signs of anything unusual.
Poor Ash, Audrey's momma, did not come out of her house that day.
The two of them were always very close...usually sharing a house.
Now Audrey joins the rest of our farm family on the other side...
she'll be in great company!
The best news is our pond.... filled to maximum.
And on it.... some very happy ducks!