Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Finally our rooster Festus crows. At around 6:15 A.M. Monday I heard a sound from the animal area. I wondered what sick sound that could be. Again the sound rang out & I realized it was a crow. I waited & heard it once more. Finally Festus is crowing. I assume his crow will get better with practice. Will I regret this later in the days to come I thought. After 28 weeks I really gave up & decided he would just be a beautiful quiet rooster. That would not really be bad. I check the nesting boxes each day & as yet the hens have not layed an egg. Still waiting. Today there were no crows from Festus. Has he already forgotten how to crow?
Grace is our most friendliest chicken in the flock & she is Sam's fav. Ruth & Festus there behind her as Grace keeps her head buried in the feeder.
The chicken flock waits as I make their day run ready with fresh water & food.
The ducks ready to start their day roaming the homestead grounds.
The ducks take a swim in the large mud puddle as the chicken flock looks on.
Chestnut enjoys her carrot as Velveteen eats her cracked corn & rabbit pellets. They have both enjoyed chewing their bunny hutch. Can you see the damage they have done to the door? I provided them blocks of wood to chew on but they like the doors better. The hutch will have to get some repairs soon. Not something I had planned when having this wonderful bunny hutch built for them.
Benny the kitten visits the chicken house & some days curls up & takes a nap.
Grace always looks on as the bunnies get fed just waiting for a pellet to fall her way & when none dose she climbs into the bunny hutch toward the feeding dishes only to be shooed out. As you can see Benny is looking for food to.
Sam's little dog enjoying a walk in the fallen crisp leaves. He joins me each day to feed all the creatures. With excitement each day he greets all his furry & feathered friends.
This what feeding time is like each day at the homestead along with holding & strocking their soft feathers or fur to let them know they are special. Off I go to making a room into my bedroom. Lots of work sorting many boxes that have been stored in that room for so long & I am making a pumpkin to hang on the outhouse door. The three piece cabinet I have decided for sure to restore it for the kitchen food storage. Thanks for all your suggestions.
Blessings Til Next Time!