Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The bittys need a bigger home.

The little chickie poo's are 1 week old today. They have been in my bedroom in a small nursery cage since they hatched. They are ready to move on out to bigger accommodations...and I am ready for them to clear out of my room. I took them out in the sunshine for a short play time.

They are cute lil fluff balls still, but growing quickly.

This is one of my Salmon Faverolle babies.

Lots of my EE babies have a lot of Faverolle traits.

Cute little EE...hope they are girls and lay blue eggs!

I think one of these came out of my blue laced wyandotte...the other my silver laced wyandotte.

So cute.

These came out of my olive egger.

Lots of cuties.

Jericho checking out where the babies are moving to.

Much more roomy, they should be comfy in there until they can move outside.
Checking on the girl bunnies. I tried to breed our two Silver Fox does, we shall see if it worked in about 3 weeks. There was some confusion for my newbies as to how to do the deed...and here I thought they would just get busy like rabbits LOL.

Any time we go near the feed shed we are followed by the whole flock.

The goats also chime in that it is time for them to eat...even if they ate already. Wrangler is living at our house again...Kitsune is irresistible right now, good thing we got him fixed the last time.

The baby goats are getting so big.

Can't believe they are almost 8 weeks old already.

That little Heidi...she is such a sweetie.

Baby goats incoming!

Uno has found a new home, he will be leaving us this weekend...the kids are not going to take this well I'm afraid.

Jericho spent some time with the babies today too.

Heidi is making this hard.

Just adorable!

A nice hose drink on this hot day. The weather has been so lovely, hope it sticks around longer.

Ava is almost done with her meds...she takes it like a champ though. SOOOO much better than shots.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Wanna take a selfie?

A beautiful day...Jericho burned a lot of energy running up and down the hills in the pasture.
OK so I have been riding horses off and on since I was a kid, I have never been stepped on or fell off until I actually owned my own horses LOL. Trying to ride bare back after always using a saddle is not so easy...and I have the bruises to prove it. Time to buy a bare back pad, may help just a bit...not to mention Ava is a bony thing.
I actually fell off Scooter, in a trot it can be hard to keep your balance. Good thing he is much closer to the ground than Ava.

No hard feelings buddy, I know it wasn't your fault.

Ava is enjoying this sunshine.

Best buds. They are actually almost too good of friends, when we take one out the other freaks...don't love that.

Jason did a little bare back riding too...all he could say was never again without a saddle LOL. Bony girl strikes again.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Finding Easter eggs...and other country treasures.

The Easter bunny was kind enough to stick to one small area and not hide eggs all over our 10 acres....this year. I can see this getting more challenging and fun as the kids get older. Easter is almost as bad as Christmas, the kids woke up and o'dark thirty.

It started out chilly and foggy this morning, so there was no dilly dallying...they found all the eggs and we headed inside for our traditional bunny pancakes.

Two of the kids surprises...I can't wait for them to try out the balls, those are going to be fun!
More fun in this baby today, all the kids took turns "helping".

These two tubs were buried in the blackberry bushes, they are heavy as heck...the the little dozer had to problem picking them up and dropping them in the goat pen, we thought they might like them for climbing toys.

We found this tiny hummingbird nest, I wonder if they will come back and use it again this year. I have seen a couple back behind the barn, so I know they are still around.

There are so many plant, shrubs, flowers all over. Most I have no idea what they are...if you know feel free to leave a comment and share. These beauties I have learned are Trillium's. They are somewhat rare, I guess if you pick the flower it takes the plant 2+ YEARS to produce another one. Wish I found this out before my kiddos started picking some, they won't do it any more.

So pretty.
These pretty little pink flowers turn into berries...they almost look like raspberries. I have been told they are Salmonberry, sometimes as good as raspberries...and a favorite of hummingbirds.

This I think is some type of clover, not sure though.
The frilly one at the top may be wild bleeding heart, the bottom plant MAY be lemon balm, or native fringe cup...but that is just a guess.

Good old stinging nettle. We have TONS of it. I guess people harvest it for tea, balms, even eat it like salad or make it into pasta. Wish I was that talented. Anyone want to come pick it all?!?! LOL.

It is pretty...but has a nasty sting.

See...lots and lots to share.

It is a sea of stinging nettles.

I guess if you rub the underside of a fern leaf on a stinging nettle sting it will take the sting away...I have yet to try this, but I will the next time I accidentally touch some.

No idea...maybe Calla Lily.

Mushrooms are cool, but they always scare me with kids and animals...never know which ones are the deadly ones.

Cute lil snail...go little dude.

Millipede's yuck.
Hayden climbed on top of one of the burn piles. We had a great day out on the farm...hope you had a wonderful Easter too.