Friday, January 05, 2007

What's up in the new year

So, shortly after the last post, the skies opened up and the rain came down. It rained and it rained and things flooded and got quite damp. The next day - first of 2007, the sun came out. Temperatures soared and it felt like, well, April (or at least March...). I cleaned out the chicken coop and the goat shed, spread lots of mulch and pruned apple trees. Oh, and we also butchered all the young thug roosters, leaving only Rufus and Number Two. It's a lot quieter around the farm these days.

Life was good, then the winter break ended and it was back to school. Our fun ended.

For all of you who have asked (and thank you!). Louis and Marie are fine and dandy. I'm hoping for little Royal Palm turkey poults this spring. The guineas have settled in. I plan to let them out soon. They make noise, loud noise, but infrequently. Number Two has found a new home here with all these hens and has been, um, getting down to business. And for your viewing pleasure, here he is - chasing the ladies.


  1. Yep, that's the feisty Number Two I know! ;-)

    Glad he is getting along so well and, er, doing his job. I'm so pleased!

  2. I laugh EVERY time I take a look at that photo! Quite the charmer, he's not.