Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Today, the thermometer on our weather station reached 56 degrees. This was the warmest day of the year here so far. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, one could practically hear things growing... and I spent almost the entire day outside.
Here are some of the things I encountered.
It's official, my llama Kai has dreadlocks in her tail:
The winter mess that is her coat doesn't bother her one bit, but I am really looking forward to her spring shearing.
Honey, one of my new Buff Orpington hens, has decided that now, weeks after the last chicken finished, is the time to molt. Look at her poor, scrawny neck:
Thumper, my Welsummer, laid a particularly beautiful egg today and then she agreed to pose with it:
Would you just look at the spurs on my rooster, Roopert! By the way, never turn your back on a rooster. I'm just sayin':
Look how well Skippy and Spongebob are getting along. The peacemaking abilities of sunflower seeds are astounding!:
It was so warm in the sun, Roxy, my farm pup, sunbathed against the house for a bit. Look at those drowsy eyes:
I reclined in the pasture for a while to watch the donkeys and Kai llama. It didn't take Chester long to see me and he came right up:
Ah, the infamous donkey knee-sniff:
I love this picture. Sweet donkey legs:
Here comes Beau. He has the uncanny ability of sensing when Chester's getting special treatment:
See? The donkey knee-sniff is legendary:
A group shot with chickens:
My final agenda item for the day was fruit tree pruning. Fortunately, my trusty sidekick, George, was close by:
He went so far as to offer his feline pruning suggestions from among the pear tree branches:
Look at that fancy footwork:
You're such a good helper, George:
I hope you had as lovely of a day as I did: