Sundays on the Farm

We had some work to do on the Farm this past Sunday. I say that like it’s something new. 😛 There’s always work to do on a farm!
We’ve been working on building our chicken coop/yard. This spring, we’re getting chickens. No more excuses, no more putting it off. We go through too many eggs, and too much meat, to not be growing our own. Plain and simple. We have the space, we have the skills, time to just do it.

Plus, my new rule is no more animals until we have some that are either feeding us, or helping pay the bills. I love The Girls, but they aren’t making us money, yet. At least, not enough to cover their costs.

As we worked, I also had my camera handy. Of course. Why wouldn’t I? Here’s some of Sunday’s fun. 🙂

Stranger DangerThe day started early, because it’s goose season, and while the birds aren’t over us yet, they’re getting closer. Close enough that we could see, in the pre-dawn hours, the lights of hunters setting up a mile or so away. That led to shooting, and birds honking, and Cookie reacting. She pranced and she snorted and she pooped…she had her full on “Stranger Danger!!” attitude on. Me, I just took pictures, because she’s funny as all get out when she acts like that.

We're the Good horses!

We’re the Good horses!

These 2 were more than happy to stand at the fence and work the cute for treats. It didn’t work for them…except for the over grown lettuce they got. Haha! They were hoping for mints. Moochers!

Ruby Burrlock3Ruby was keeping an eye on things…just in case.

Autumn AstridAstrid just wanted to eat.

Go eat the longer grass, Brat! That’s a big reason why we put in the cross fence, so we could rotate and give some grassy areas rest. Piggie horses like to eat the same spots down over and over and over.

Bum parade.

Bum parade.

After they realized there were no treats being handed out, the Girls wandered away. I went and took pictures of cats.

Trouble

Trouble

That’s Daphne’s pool. The grasshoppers have been dying in there, so Trouble goes and eats them.

Oreo, Trouble and Xena

Oreo, Trouble and Xena

When Oreo and Xena figured out Trouble had something, they came to check it out too.

Storm

Storm

Storm caught a mouse in the garden. She had a grand time with it, tossing, chasing, pouncing, and finally eating it. She managed to fend off her 7 siblings too.

Blue Bean Killer

Blue Bean Killer

Blue didn’t get any of Storm’s mouse so she decided to kill beans.
It’s amazing that I got any beans out of that patch, considering Ms BooCat’s love of bean killing. :/

Ms CookieThis is one of those shots that I was lucky to catch…playing with kittens, watching The Kid and Daphne play with corn stalks, and I look over and see my Girl walking along. She’s just so pretty, I couldn’t help but take her picture. 🙂

The Paints then came back down to the fence, for a little more attempted mooching.

"Look, I'm pretty, and hungry, so gimme a snack, 'kay?"

“Look, I’m pretty, and hungry, so gimme a snack, ‘kay?”

All I could see were those darn burrs. I was sure I had gotten all the plants, but, clearly not!

"Here, does this side inspire you to feed me?"

“Here, does this side inspire you to feed me?”

Ookie the CookieCookie figured she’d just keep munching. Oh, but that ear stayed flicked towards me, just in case there were nummies coming out. She didn’t want to miss out on them!

Big Dumb DorkFinally, she gave up. She’d had enough of waiting, waiting, waiting, decided she had other places to be, and wandered off.
Dork.
🙂

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3 thoughts on “Sundays on the Farm

  1. Yay for chickens….they are fun. And YES there is always always always work to be done on the farm.

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  2. kittiesblue says:

    What a little piece of heaven with such beautiful horses and kitties.

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  3. Toosh says:

    ‘We’re the good horses’ and ‘Blue Bean Killer’. Terrific!

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