Friday, March 2, 2012


We lost so many birds to predators last summer, that we've been down to 10: 1 nasty, mean white crested black Polish rooster, 7 assorted hens, and 2 guinea hens. 

Enter this year's farm babies

4 black Australorps, 4 reds, and 4 Mallard ducklings

The kids are already smitten ...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gratuitous baby pics

It's like a pig pile ... only furry 

Little Alabaster, a REW, just like daddy

The little runt; the kids call him Runt Weasley

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Little balls of fluffy cuteness

No one in the house can resist them now!

2 black, 2 grey and 1 white.  Only two are named for sure - Alabaster (the white one) and Snowflake Obsidian (the black one, biggest, because he has a white spot on his head).

They'll be 3 weeks old tomorrow and they are just starting to climb out of the nest box.  I was surprised yesterday morning by Alabaster scratching the floor by my feet - the cage is about 10 feet away from my computer.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

They're about to open their eyes!

Baby bunnies are the cutest thing ever! They'll be 2 weeks old tomorrow, and they are almost ready to open their eyes.  The little white one's eyes look like they will open any time now. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Take 2

 Baby giant angoras, born December 22nd

and getting some fur, December 27th! This is the 2nd litter for our giant angoras, Chalcedony and Galena.  The first litter was born in October, just before the freak snowstorm and none lived.  Mama Galena repeatedly picked up the babies from the first litter, tearing the backs of their necks.  The two that didn't bleed to death didn't make it through the 10 days of no electricity/heat.  These little guys are doing wonderfully!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I do like green eggs and ham

I DO like them, Sam-I-Am!

My little Ameraucana is all grown up - she laid her first egg this morning :)