Peach Buds

See the yellow of willow tree in the background.

See the yellow of willow tree in the background. 3/30/15

Monday Measures

16 inches on 3/30/15.

16 inches on 3/30/15.

The eight foot stick may have to be swapped out for a regular yardstick next week.

The eight foot stick may have to be swapped out for a regular yardstick next week.

Signs of Spring

Another broody hen.  This is one of Rufus' hens.  I tried putting her into a cage and she absolutely flipped out.  So she is in the nesting box which is a pain as the other hens are laying eggs in with her everyday and I have to sort them.

Another broody hen. This is one of Rufus’ hens. I tried putting her into a cage and she absolutely flipped out. So she is in the nesting box which is a pain as the other hens are laying eggs in with her everyday and I have to sort them.

Splish! Splash!

Who needs a rubber ducky?

All winter the Swedish Ducks have been bathing in the barn in this big dish.  On Wednesday I moved it outside.

All winter the Swedish Ducks have been bathing in the barn in this big dish. On Wednesday I moved it outside.

 See the splash going over his head?

See the splash going over his head?

And now he dries off!  I didn't see it but later in the day my daughter saw the two ducks fighting over the tub.  She said they were grabbing each other's bills and pulling and squawking.  Tsk! Tsk!

And now he dries off! I didn’t see it but later in the day my daughter saw the two ducks fighting over the tub. She said they were grabbing each other’s bills and pulling and squawking. Tsk! Tsk!

Bonniebelle and Izola

My Bonniebelle!  Isn't she gorgeous?

My Bonniebelle! Isn’t she gorgeous?

Izola is down there escaping kisses.  Fern has taken to washing Izola down completely -frequently.  And Bonnie then has to remove the Fern scent - by washing Izola down again.  Poor Izola is going to lose her coat at this rate.  I've noticed all my close-to-due-date cows going into Momma Mode.  This morning I caught Fern licking Smoky - one of the French Lops.  She looked up at me with the guiltiest look - he quickly scampered off and then cleaned himself thoroughly.

Izola is down there escaping kisses. Fern has taken to washing Izola down completely -frequently. ┬áBonnie then has to remove the Fern scent – by washing Izola down again. Poor Izola is going to lose her coat at this rate. I’ve noticed all my close-to-due-date cows going into Momma Mode. This morning I caught Fern licking Smoky – one of the French Lops. She looked up at me with the guiltiest look – he quickly scampered off then set to cleaning himself thoroughly.