Not only did we have blue sky and 80 degree temps here on the farm today, we also had several attentive vultures circling the farm this afternoon. The chickens and ducks are always aware of them, and hustle under cover when they're near.
Shorty continues to greet me in the yard when I'm headed out to the chicken house.
When I'm about half way out to the coop, I call his name and he comes a runnin'!
Today, he brought a little friend with him...
And he always shows me where it would be a good idea to build a nest. What can I say ... he loves me!
The ducks have quite the mud hole to play in. Here, Nellie is splashing around, looking for hidden treats.
Hershey Kisses had been playing in the water, and had lots of little droplets on her head.
She has got to be the cutest thing! She is my "snuggler" duck. The others tolerate being held, but she actually seems to like it.
Weezie, always in a hurry, was in a hurry. She's a nutso golden laced Polish hen, and is as crazy as the day is long...
The silver laced Cochin sisters hung out at the watering hole, catching up on the latest gossip.
Eventually, Tiny Tim joined them for a *snort*.
Look how many feathers Tiny Tim has now! Sure, they are kinky and thin in places, but at least he's not naked as a jaybird! He was enjoying the warm day we had.
Tiny Tim, standing tall... standing guard. ...and would you look at his SPURS! "I got my eye on you, lady!"