Monday, May 17, 2010

Confused Cattle Egret

For the past couple of days a cattle egret has been following around my Top Knot rooster - Rock Star. Granted he is a handsome rooster with wild top knot feathers and a dashing tail. Although right now he looks like he has a hard run with the rock star life.... looks kinda ragged from moulting, but still has a few dazzling feathers to make him dashing. Ha!

The egret even follows him into the chicken coop area and stops short of going instead to coop. She just perches on top of the pen and waits for him to come back out. All the while the hens are cackling up a storm that an invader is in the area. I just love the unfolding reomance drama that is occuring on my farm! I'll try to get some pics of Rock Star posted later.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aldi and Windy Pic and New Square Foot Gardens

Aldi and Windy are getting friendlier. They are going to be my horse barn kitties instead of the Hay barn. I'm usually pretty picky about what goes in my horse barn, but every barn needs a cat right???

Greg finished my square foot garden beds...AKA raised beds. I've never gardened this way before, but since the last several years have been sooo wet and I've actually drowned some plants, I'm hoping this method works better. That rich, black dirt came from my goat compost pile. It is lovely dirt! Ha! Hoping it will grow some great vegetables.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Aldi and Windy

Well, I've got two new additions to my farm. Aldi and Windy. I'm not much of a cat person, but circumstances today changed the lives of two little felines.

I went to Aldi's after work today to pick up a few items and as I was leaving the store manager asked me if I would like some kittens that someone dumped at the store... taken off guard I said huh? I guess I looked like a farm person since I had on my horse jacket, earrings and horse print purse or I just looked like a soft touch sucker.

So I took two, another customer took one, the checkout guy and the manager took one. Poor little things were sooo hungry. I can't tell the sex of them, but one is a grey tabby and the other is black. I'm guessing they are around 5-6 weeks old. I'll take pics tomorrow after they settle in. I have them in a dog crate so they'll stay safe. I made them a kitty den with old towels and shirts and made them a little litter box. Home sweet home for a few days until they get settled in.