|Opening the box is always such fun.|
|The lone Polish.|
|The majority are Rhode Island Reds.|
Another exciting farm addition this week was a pair of female goat kids to eventually be bred and milked.
Ah....it reminds me of the old days.
|Aiden in 2008 with a newborn goat kid.|
While we are on the subject of animals I have to show you the craziest thing. In the last couple of weeks this starling in our barn has decided he wants to make friends with humans. He started with just fluttering down nearby, and then someone decided to try to see if he would eat some cat food out of their hand. When he went for it then everyone wanted to try.
Now he comes down all the time. He has no fear whatsoever of people and will fly down from his perch in the barn and perch on Christian or the kids shoulders or head. The kids think maybe he is a decedent of Noah or Elijah's ravens. Why else would he be so tame they wonder.
Well, new animals means new chores. We have full day tomorrow: cleaning out and whitewashing the goat shed and chicken shed, fixing up the chicken yard, repairing doors, making sure the coop is hawk proof, and setting up the coop with the deep litter method to help keep it clean and sanitary. Farm work is so satisfying.