It's been a busy past few days. Spring always brings more chores -- our muscles are sore!
We're planning on selling some of our calves so Alan and I were out in the pastures this evening trying to get photos of the ones we want to sell. They were not very cooperative. I'll have to try again.
I did manage to get a few photos I like -- not of any calves we want to sell, but at least the time wasn't a complete waste of time! Here are a few of my favorite shots from this evening...
This is Edward Scissorbeak. He's one of the free chicks we received last year from Ideal Poultry. We ordered a handful of chicks from them, and they included 7 "free warmer chicks" along with the ordered chicks to keep the box of babies warm during shipment. He's a beautiful red brown Ameraucana rooster -- with a bit of a beak problem. His top beak is correct (though a bit too curved due to the lower beak's issue), but his bottom beak jets off to the right of his face. He gets along just fine, though he does need a deep dish of food to eat from or he has trouble getting a bite to eat. But other than his wacky smile, he's your typical rooster, and rather humorous to have around.
He's rather food obsessed, so he follows me around like a puppy if I have anything in my hand (like a bucket, bowl, or camera) thinking I'm going to give him a snack. He's the proud father of two of the chicks that hatched out here last week -- Edwina who hatched here a couple weeks ago, and the white chick you all ooooh'd and ahhhhh'd over last week. He's quite a character...
This is Queenie, one of our Dexter cows, enjoying some fresh green grass and sunshine. We've had a couple days of rain recently, and thankfully the pastures are starting to green up. Alan said we might even get a bit more rain tomorrow evening! That's good news!! We NEED the rain!!
This is one of our barn cats, Chief. He was born last summer and is still very playful, and VERY "helpful" around the farm (he follows Alan everywhere...) He's hunting for grasshoppers in the pasture.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
PS: If you or anyone you know is interested in buying any Dexter calves, let me know! *grin*