Bubba showing Shep who's boss last spring
It's time to join Amy over at
http://www.verdefarm.com/>Farm Friends Friday
I really enjoyed visiting the other
blogs that took part last week.
It's such fun seeing all the
sweet critters and lovely farms
and meeting others who love
living or dreaming about the
This week I thought I'd show you
a few of our furry and feathered
friends here on the farm.
Some are still with us
others are not.
Percy and Priscilla spring of 2010
Percy and Priscilla
Talk about two geese with
totally different personalities.
Percy is very shy and sweet
while Priscilla is the curious
bold one who was always the first
out of the barn.
Heaven help the cats if Priscilla
spotted them in the barnyard!
Buttercup was given to us along
with her sister Marigold.
We raised them as chicks in a plastic
storage bin on our kitchen counter
until they had enough feathers that
they could be moved to the coop.
She was the sweetest chicken.
As a chick she would fly up onto my hand
and then walk up my arm onto my shoulder..
then she'd softly peck at my chin or ear.
One time she flew up onto my head and
then promptly pooped.
Who'd have though a little bird like that
could make such a huge smelly mess!
As she grew up that bond remained.
Unfortunately one morning I went out to the
coop and found her laying on the floor.
She had died during the night although
there were no signs of any health
problems. Sometimes this happens
but I just didn't expect it to hurt so much.
I still miss her and it's been nearly a year.
Shep guarding the spring chicks
The picture above is of Shep our Akbash.
He's like no other dog either of us have
ever had. He's very loving and kind
and very protective.
He's our big 'love bug'.
He's grown since this picture was taken!
Our wild feathered friends visiting us yesterday
I love watching the birds at the feeder.
Actually they were pretty lucky
when I took this picture...usually there are
about 5 squirrels lined up waiting to take their turn at the feeder. They must
have been full as the birds had the
feeder all to themselves
Our neighbors cows that surround us on 3 sides
We have about 75 head of Black Angus
When they arrived it was just a bunch
of cows. Now we have young
calves joining the herd as mothers
give birth out in the field.
They are curious creatures and sometimes
come to investigate when they
hear us working outside.
Our lilac lane and a young Shep
Hard to believe that in
two months those
will be in full bloom.
Our handsome and gentle Romeo
Above is our wonderful
Australorp rooster we call
He lives up to his name as all the 'girls' love him. None of them
complain when he wants to
'woo' them ;)
He coo's and dances.
He's very charming.
Chelsea the 'stalker' trying to get Olly to run
Chelsea is our little Shih Tzu 'farm dog'.
She looks cute and sort of innocent
in this picture but believe me...
Out for an evening stroll around the farm last summer
All the animals get along pretty well.
Shep is a bit of a pest especially to poor
Bubba our other Shih Tzu.
Hopefully he'll grow out of it for Bubba's sake.
In the very first picture you see Bubba tearing
a strip off Shep. It was a hoot because shep
was just playing but Bubba was serious
and was pulling out mouthfuls of Shep's hair!
I guess it was finally 'payback' time.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit
to our farm and I hope
you will come back
and visit us
Have fun visiting all the others
who have joined Amy
I hope you'll join me
for my 1st Year Blogiversary
coming up this weekend...
I'm having a give-away!