Auntie Rachel

As you may have gathered from my last post, I’m an AUNTIE!  Auntie Rachel.  I’ve never been an Auntie before.  Although, I am happy to report I have several lovely Aunties as examples.   So I know what is required of Aunties from day one.  Pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.  Snacks.  Treats.  Homemade rolls.  Sleepover’s. …

Daddy Bird

Last Sunday I was attempting to be lazy and take a nap on the sofa when I heard all this horrid chirping outside the window.  Peeking out I saw not only a male cardinal but two wee fledglings.  I suppose the mother was taking a nap, as all mothers need to do upon occasion, so…

Hatch Day!

I’ve never had a desire to incubate eggs and I honestly don’t like letting hens set a nest.  It always seems to end poorly for the hatchlings.  But when I found this nest in the hay, for some reason, I left it alone. A few days later I spy the mama.  My funny, anti-social hen…

Alone Again

As most of you know, Rachel had friends.  Her friends recently got to big to rope and had to go home.  Rachel was a little upset, until she figured out she could work the gate open and go visit the horse pasture….. “Hi Mama!  Got any extra milk!?” “Nevermind Mama!  I got some running to…

Bird Babies

A few weeks back Addie came to me with an announcement.  “There is a bird’s nest in my fort!”  This was followed by a similar exclamation of “There are THREE eggs!”  Then there were 5 eggs and 2 days ago Addie came back into the house, breathless, gasping “There are BIRDS and they are doing…

Rachel….meet Sweet Feed

  While the bottle is still Rachel’s first menu choice, sweet feed has finally caught her attention.  Note the little grain she is daintily holding in her lips here….Its not much.  But its a start! The other calves are happy to lead by example. But bring out the bottle and you have her full attention!…

Baby Horses & Floppy Boobs

I have a 30 minute drive home and a six year old.  This allows plenty of time for conversations like the following: “Mom, I wish we had a girl horse.”  “Well, we aren’t going to have a girl horse.”  “But WHY not?!  I want a girl horse.  Baby horses are my FAVORITE.”  “Even if we…