Monday, October 26, 2009

Wet Hen

Yes, this is a chicken. And she hopped into a water pan intentionally. I had started putting a shallow pan out for the smaller birds after Pavl tried to drown himself in the pond. Ever since, this little Frizzled Cochin has been the first to enjoy the water when I refill the pan. Her whole body is not wet - her feathers look all disheveled like that because of her peculiar breed. But she will hop out each day with a wet tummy.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I've found it quite interesting through the years to observe how the animals interact with each other. It is especially intriguing that family groups love to snuggle up and rest together. The big black buck on the right is Kermit, the father of that little guy curled up with his mother.

Amy, one of our Anatolian Shepherds, is content to snuggle up with any of the sheep or goats. In fact, they are so much a part of her family that it is next to impossible to get her out of their pasture. She is one of them - obviously the dominant one - and is anxious if we do need to move her.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


This feathered little fellow is Pavl, the White Crested Black Polish chicken who tried so hard to drown himself several weeks ago. He has become a special pet in the chicken yard, even getting first choice of the scraps from the Hyatt's kitchen. These last few days have been rainy so Pavl's lovely white crest is mostly soggy and hanging down over his eyes. I guess God really does have a sense of humor.