Around The Farm

It's April, and the temp's are back to what is typical of the month. As noted in an earlier post, I purchased a few Hen Savers for the girls. My hope was that this would enable them to grow back some of their feathers as well as prevent sores from forming on their backs. Well, they're on.....

Look at the girls sporting their new attire! We keep telling them how beautiful they look.
Meg can't believe she actually has to wear it.

Little Kathy initially fell to the ground not knowing what to do, but the shock of the new "duds" wore off within seconds and she was fine. The only downfall is the tag. You can see that it's bright white and attracts all of the nosey ones. That will have to be removed.

Lucy Lou, by far, has adapted the best. Can you believe it? I never thought I'd be saying that. She struts around with her new cape and thinks she's quite the Princess.
So far they've stayed on well. Little Kathy managed to get out of hers one evening, but I think she needs one size smaller. Mr. Clyde isn't sure what to think of all the fashion.
The babies are still growing quickly! They finally sleep next to Mama Claire rather than making her stand up to cover them.

And as always, Caity-bug is my big helper. Although laundry and supervising are her specialty, she has many talents. She apparently is very good at papercrafts and insists on frequently sharing her creativity.


She also does very well as a paperweight.

We've been very far behind on all of our projects due to the circumstances that have been happening. We've made many trips back and forth to Massachusetts, which is where Jay is originally from and where his family lives.
We're holding an Estate Sale this weekend to sell the belongings of his Mom's that we aren't keeping. I found some of her old books that I just love. The girl scout book was hers as a child. We found many treasures to hold onto, but, as you can imagine, it's impossible to keep it all.
I went to Kohl's the other day to look for a tablecloth for my office and I liked the letters that they had for sale in the Home Decor department and just couldn't pass the "D" up. Add a little ribbon and...ta da!

Our backyard critters are enjoying the bounty that we've been sharing with them. It's really a win-win. The animals get to eat and Cait gets to pretend she's stalking them. Makes them all happy!

Our backyard Chippy's are quite greedy and have to take everything they possibly can in one trip. This poor little guy just couldn't fit that last peanut in his already packed mouth. He had to come back.

Lastly, thanks so much for all of your kind words regarding our loss of Zach. It's much appreciated.

5 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Best wishes with the estate sale. I know that will probably be difficult as well. Hugs!

On a happier note, isn't it a wonderful life that we have with our fur & feather family? I see Caity-bug IS quite the helper, much like my Chyna cat. The hen savers are interesting! I didn't know there was such a thing? You continue to educate me on chickens. Also, I enjoy seeing how fast those babies are growing up. This is helping me guesstimate how long my (future) babies will be able to stay in a smaller house/brooder.

I've written a book as my comment! Always enjoy your posts. -Tammy

The Dream... said...

Once agin some great pictures, I see you have a good little helper there, I have three, unfortunately this can result in a 'too many cooks...' situation!! LOL

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Oh yes, 3 "helpers" does make for too many cooks in the kitchen!
Tammy, we can't wait to see the adorable photos you'll be taking of your new feathered "babies"!
-Staci

Rosie said...

Hi,

Just a wee addition to my post, I wanted to let you know that I would like to give you a blog award (its on my blog - today's post) as I really enjoy your blog and love coming back to see the latest updates!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Rosie! I'm so glad you enjoy our site. Please keep coming back. We'll soon have a new addition to the farm!!
-Staci