This is Bitty's, itty bitty. She was here this morning at feeding time. Farmer J says it is a girl. Yeah! I just HAD to go see her. Her ears are not curled like the others.
These, my friends, are apricot blossoms. I guess Farmer J trimmed these trees just in time! How perfect. Now...please stay warm.
I am particularly fond of this picture. This drake is posing. At least that is what it seems like. He is so handsome.
Another thing...there are these communal nests. The brown eggs are the red chicken's. The large white eggs are goose eggs. The two, more hidden and slightly green eggs are duck eggs. The sun is shinning on them. I think that is why the birds are gone. They will stay warm without them for a short period of time...maybe.
Here is another nest. It seems this is mostly duck and chicken eggs. The sun is shining on this nest, too. Just an observation.
Goose eggs. In the sun. I am sure there are nests we don't know about yet. Especially duck nests. They like to hide their babies. Geese will guard their eggs fiercely. Their babies, too for that matter. I love geese.
Here is my poor, desolate garden. I hate this time of year because everything looks dead. In fact...everything is dead...or gone.
I am still deciding if I want to plant these boxes again. Or...pull up the boxes and just plant the dirt. I just want to use up as much space as possible.
I think this is a great picture of Farmer J's dogs. She looks like she is running at full speed, upside-down and howling.
The first week in the New Year, we built the goat barn bigger and stronger. In fact, it is four times bigger. We have babies coming in a few weeks and we will be needing LOTS more space. This new barn is twice as wide and twice as long as the other barn. It has some little porches (sort of). Farmer J's sons helped me build it. We had a good time doing it, too.
Here is a picture of Farmer J's rooster. He came here as just a wee baby, and now his side-burns are coming in and all his shiny, new feathers, make him look really 'cocky'. I have taken to calling him Quagmire. You know, the nasty neighbor on Family Guy, the cartoon. They run the same.
See how pretty his feathers look in the Sunshine? He is magnificent! If you look close, you can see his puffy side-burns.
This shows it better. His feathers are so shiny it looks like he got into some wet paint.
Here is a picture of Little Bitty. Doesn't it look like there is a baby in that tummy? I sure hope so. About a month and a half and we will find out for sure.
We know the White Mamma is preggers, cause she can hardly get back up off the ground once she lays down.
The Cranky Brown one is still a question, too. I have to say they LOOK like they have all gained weight, so it looks like there will be babies a plenty!
This goose reminds me of the Aflak ad on TV.
"Major medical, Boys!"
I just love these creatures!