Chester and I love to sit and watch the overall picture. It is like a city. Every animal seems to have their own little agenda. The chickens are really fun to watch. This week has been an interesting week though. The monsters in the barnyard (the previous post in case you missed it) are still monsters. Read more
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Emmylou just can’t settle down long enough to realize they are in a separate pen and they are not going to eat her. Sunday, when I came home from church one of the monsters, had escaped into the goat’s pen. Emmylou was so upset. She stood in a corner of the corral, sure she was about to be eaten by this scary looking white animal with black spots. Of course, my calf could care less. He settled into one of the sheds to relax.
I quickly changed my clothes and hurried out to rescue Emmylou. I opened the gate to walk in and she about mowed me over running into the alleyway. She couldn’t get out fast enough. Of course the rest of the goats and Ernie the Alpaca had to join her for the fun getaway.
I opened the gate to the calf pen and he followed me right back in. He had no clue he was terrorizing my poor goat.
This was just part of the chaos. I have had a crazy year with these chickens. I only wanted about 12 chickens and a rooster. I am now up to 24. Remember the broody hen post? Well, those chicks are doing really well. And since the other chickens watched those 2 mother hens having so much fun with their babies they decided to sit on eggs also. Two more chickens proudly hatched out more baby chicks, one had 8 and the other had 2. Well, Buffy decided she couldn’t miss out on all the fun and started sitting again. She hatched out 2 more. I have chickens and chicks running everywhere. The funny thing is watching these baby chicks. I don’t think they ever walk. Their little legs are running everywhere.
Now the rest of the chaos. These little chicks are just getting old enough to want to be independent. They don’t always listen to their moms. The babies sneak through the wires in the fence and go around scratching in the dirt. They don’t even hear the moms calling frantically for them to come back. Then when I throw the scratch and chick starter out mom calls them to come and eat. They all come running. They don’t hear the scolding but they hear “come and eat.”
And then there is Skeeter who is feeling a little lazy today. He just wanted to be served breakfast in bed.
I know that I am easily entertained here on the farm. I just have so much fun watching all of these funny critters. I hope that I entertained you, if even just for a minute. If you want to see more of the adventures of these farm animals just mosey on over to brendaskidsbooks.com.
More adventures sure to come. I am always happy to hear from you. Just leave your comments below.