Archive for the ‘Farm Animals’ Category

New Buck Isaiah

Our friend Suzy gifted us with a beautiful buck named Isaiah. He’s a big boy but yet he’s registered as a 1st generation mini. Crazy huh?! His height was at the maximum height for breed standard. He is 88% Alpine and 12% Nigerian. Beautiful boy!

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Sleepy Kitty

I thought you might enjoy a few photos I took this morning of a sleepy kitten in the flowerbed.

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Older Ducklings Update

Crest has three of her original ducklings. Not quite babies anymore anyday the three will start trying to quack. For now its still peep peep. I thought I’d share some photos of them hunting grasshoppers today with you.

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What’s Crackin’. I’m Hatchin’!!!

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Look there’s a crested one!

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I can’t tell how many yet. I’m thinking seven.

UPDATE!

I went out and put all the babies in a bucket. It seemed there were so many I was never going to stop counting. There were twelve!
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These two had the biggest crests we have ever had on ducklings. That one in the front almost looks like it has a mohawk! I can’t remember how many were crested or not.

Mama Duck was unhappy, to say the least, and was running around puffed up screaming her head off. My daughter and I cornered her and reunited her with her babies in the big kennel in the backyard. They will stay there for about a week until they get a little stronger so they can run through the tall grass after their mom. Otherwise its a terminal game of marco polo in the grass.
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I saw Jasper the naughty cat peering through the fence at the ducklings. I warned him stay away. He is an excellent hunter but needs to leave mama’s birds alone!

Photos Around the Farm 6/17/13

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Bluebonnet scratching at an itch she couldn’t reach. Yes I helped!

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My beautiful dependable Bluebonnet

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Merriwether long and lean

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Fauna’s girls. We still haven’t settled on a name. Oh and Nigel our future dinner in the background.

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My southern engineered way to make due with the standing water when it rains. A boardwalk.

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Blue our rather shaggy looking donkey. She is scared of brushes. Sigh.

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We covered one of the chicken pens with a big tarp.

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Fauna and Merriwether getting in the way of us working on the board walk. Kisses and snuggles break!

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My Fauna. Love this beauty!!!

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A mille fleur went broody and hatched a chick. But it has a mole on it’s head. Weird!

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We have been grilling a lot since the high heat sat in. Here is my first ever smoked turkey! No it wasn’t one of my girls. Was one from the store.

Chicken Pen Finished!!!

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Here’s the boys. I mean young men, sorry. With their beautiful chicken pen! The birds have now been in their new containment/occupational unit Lol for over a day now. The first day they stayed close together moving as a group because they were used to over crowded conditions. By that evening they were exercising their wings. I need to get a top on before they learn to fly. Lol.

Things we still need to do are finishing painting the untreated wood. Build a chicken house. Add some type of shade. Get bigger waterers. And figure out nesting boxes. After that I need to repair other chicken pen. Also and a top and more shade.

New Chicken Pen

If you’re a long time reader you might remember I did a trade with a friend who lived in the city but wanted to raise chickens. She bought me some chicks when she bought hers. She provides feed. Her boys came a built a pen. It’s almost done now. Just gotta finish stretching the top row of wire and then build a house.

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