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.