Poultry

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Kitty’s Clutch of Twelve

Kitty’s Clutch of Twelve

I finally got some good photos of Kitty's clutch of 12 eggs and wanted to share them with you here! Such a good, protective mama she is, and all settled into Ricky's shelter where she'll wait patiently for her ducklings to grow and hatch. Because last weekend was so warm, she spent a good amount of time off the clutch,…
Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Two days ago, while doing the morning chores, it was discovered that we'd lost a duck to a predator. Feathers everywhere under The Grandmother Tree, a limp body in the acequia, scared siblings, and a missing momma. We were in a rush to leave the property with a sick toddler in tow, a day of juggling said, sick toddler and mandatory work…
Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Who knew that Muscovy Ducks would become some of my very favorite critters on the farm?! Don't get me wrong, I have a deep affinity for the chickens and goats and turkeys and barn kitties and dogs, too!  But the ducks just have me feeling all warm and fuzzy these days :-) From their quiet nature (no squawking from these…
Sun Spot

Sun Spot

Poor thing looks just miserable, doesn't she? xoxo, M P.S. Happy #FluffyButtFriday!
Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

I've been missing this space and, being so full of so many stories to tell, unsure of how to make a re-entry. And so here we are, more than half-way through October and I'm barely editing many of September's captures. I'll chalk it up to the busy-ness of work and Studio Tour prep, farm life and family life. All good,…
There’s always one…

There’s always one…

...who stands out from the rest, isn't there? One whose feathers are different than all of her sisters... One who grabs your heart (even when you've promised yourself to not let that happen again this year like it has in the past)! Two years ago it was Lavender Lily, this year its Cinnamon Girl. Isn't she just lovely?! xoxo, M P.S.…