Don’t check your glasses – it’s the photo not you!

This is hardest chicken to capture on film, I can't begin to imagine actually catching her.  Last winter she was in the house for the month February to hatch her egg.  This year she needed a March break so went broody a few weeks ago.  She is now back in the barn.

This little Hera Hen is the hardest chicken to capture on film, I can’t begin to imagine actually catching her. Last winter she was in the house for the month February to hatch her egg. This year she needed a March break so went broody a few weeks ago. She is now back in the barn.

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.  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 then set to cleaning himself thoroughly.

The Last Squash

Cutting this squash open was no small feat.  And yes I did tell myself to avoid bumps-bruises-and-mishaps!  And no! - I didn't sustain any injury!  Gosh - what a question!

Cutting this squash open was no small feat. And yes I did tell myself to avoid bumps-bruises-and-mishaps! And no! – I didn’t sustain any injury! Gosh – what a question!

This baby size blue hubbard is in amazingly good condition.  This is the longest I have had squash and pumpkins last.  Just about every week I have baked one or two and used them in soups, scones, pies, and side dishes.  We will miss them!

This baby size blue hubbard is in amazingly good condition. This is the longest I have had squash and pumpkins last. Just about every week I have baked one or two and used them in soups, scones, pies, and side dishes. We will miss them!

Baby Watch Begins!

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully.  Ferny has what I call an artistic udder - she has one meaty quarter there on the left.  Oh, well, we all have our little flaws.  There is starting to be the slightest fullness here.  We'll watch it weekly now.

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully. Ferny has what I call an artistic udder – she has one meaty quarter there on the left. Oh, well, we all have our little flaws. There is starting to be the slightest fullness here. We’ll watch it weekly now.

See the bulge on the right side there - Stormy's offspring is growing in there!

See the bulge on the right side there – Stormy’s offspring is growing in there!