Some of you have voiced your eagerness to see the adventures that our
three new barn kitties
(new in November when they came to us as tiny feral kittens)
would have when they were allowed out into the world.
They have had free access to the world for several days now,
and if they are having adventures,
it's news to me.
Every time I stop by the barn to check on these three,
they are either lounging under the heat lamp over their bed...
or one is in the rafters.
They only time they venture out of their stall,
as far as I can tell,
is when Sammie comes to visit.
They seem completely uninterested in what lies beyond their
They are the most boring kitties ever!
I am hoping that once warmer weather is here to stay,
they might be more inclined to venture outside.
If they don't, it looks like our mouse population is safe!
We are enjoying a stretch of dry weather... still cold, but dry.
The snow is completely gone (after what seems like months with snow on the ground)
and I am loving not having to trudge through ice and snow.
The birds are enjoying the lack of snow and ice...
making navigation so much easier.
The guineas have begun their garden work.
The chickens are back to taking dust baths...
digging holes, and covering themselves with dry, dusty, earth....
that is, until Chester comes by and disturbs them.
Dear Chester... he's a love, but he has no sense of personal space.
And this boy just cannot hold his licker!
With the time change,
morning chores begin like this...
and end like this...
During afternoon chores, I photographed sweet Daphne.
She was foraging for little pieces of hay that the horses had left behind.
If you have never watched a donkey eat...
they use their upper lip almost like a finger... stretching it way out and using it
to grab on to pieces of hay.
She's truly photogenic.
And such a love!
I could easily spend my entire day in the company of my donkeys.