Last month was our county fair, lots of cutting, raking and baling hay, reseeding pastures, spraying, fertilizing, all due to the damage that the drought caused last year. We lost most of our pastures, they simply burned up and didn't come back. The abundant rain this spring was welcome and very helpful to a lot of us that count on it to make our crops grow so we can feed our animals.
This year's county fair was hotter than
|Justy on the far left and Clayton is 3rd from the left. (giant meat sheep all around)|
|Left: Justy, me in the middle and Clayon on the right|
|Just look at the smile!!! Justy with Angel in the front and Perdy on Justy's right|
I got a nice surprise on Monday night when I found 3 bantam chicks that had hatched under my bearded Belguim D'Uccle hen in the big coop. This little gal is as fierce a protector as I've ever seen. She actually jumped up the side of the brooder wall to warn us that we were much too close for her comfort.
|Mille Fleur D'Uccle hen protecting her 3 little charges.|
Emily and Landon came out last night to visit us and as usual, I loved seeing the little guy. Here he's getting introduced to a little d'uccle chick, but seems more fascinated with the camera that mom is holding than the chick I'm trying to get him to notice. It finally peeped and got his attention, but by that time Emily had switched to her camera phone.
|Landon and baby peeper|