Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow, Cute boys, and Chickens



This fence happens to be the beginning of my new rose garden, a valentine's gift from my hubby! The deer always eat my roses to the ground and they die (no fences or dogs), so Nate decided to fence a spot behind the herb garden for me to plant roses:)
We got three or four inches of snow(big deal around here:) and it broke several of our plum trees :( They were kind of sad anyway, needing pruning and all.

In the veggie garden...

Busy boy



Raccoons (maybe our chicken killers)

Daffodils


PeriwinkleHe kept gleefully throwing himself down in the snow:) (this is day two of the snow-it had partially melted, but there was still just enough to play in)

Joshua's hen--he is very proud of the eggs she lays:)

"We are NOT going in the snow--now, will you please get out of the way so we can dash back inside?"
Cute couple

Our boss rooster "Gimpy", a bantam cochin. He came to us free last summer along with a couple of hens and four chicks. He looks like sometime his leg was broken and it healed wrong, so he limps quite badly. Fortunately for him our big roo is a big "chicken" and doesn't challenge him.
Snow boy:)
Sweet smile




We wandered farther and farther up the hill looking for more animal tracks (found a few coons and some deer) and Papa came looking for us :)
































2 comments:

LindaFaye said...

The animal tracks are so cool. :)

SarahS said...

They are fun:) We always go out hoping to find more than deer tracks since we See the deer all the time, but don't often see the other critters