Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May photos

This past weekend one of our Iowa Blue hens that has been setting hatched out a few chicks. This was a breeding-cross that Steven specifically planned for certain traits he wants in the new chicks. He will keep the ones that meet the criteria he has in mind, and sell the others:

Meanwhile, over in the duck pen, mama ducks eggs are due to hatch today. But nest-sharing kittens keep eating up her food (who knew cats would eat grain?) and playing right in front of mama duck. We keep moving them; they keep coming back into the pen.

But can you get upset with kittens that are just so darn cute?

Our goats and other batch of ducklings are also doing well.

Under the watchful eyes of our guardians, Bella and Lilly

and our garden is doing well -- we have receive sizable amounts of rain this week for it
(Dear God, you can stop the rain for a few days now, please.
We thank you for your answer to our prayers for rain when it was so dry)

This was across the west sky this morning as the sun rose on the east horizon and the rest of the sky was drenched with rain.

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