We have had a lot of work on our small farm this spring. We are removing old fences in our west pasture in order to plow the meadows and grow some crops.
It's also been a challenge getting our garden planted as it has been so wet.
Some trees from the fence lines are now moved to our yard as well.
We have a new rooster that my sister brought to us. He's a beautiful Barred Rock Plymouth. She found it on Craig's list.
He was not getting along with another rooster at his previous farm. We had only hens before he came so he gets along just fine here.
For the first two nights though he went missing and we thought for sure he had not survived. But low and behold, he was with the ponies in the barnyard! I came to find out at his last home he was in a pen next to horses.
So he's our chicken horse...at least that's what he thinks. He's staying with the hens now and doing very well.
I taped my youngest son gathering eggs last week and quite a little ordeal with a hen that didn't want to move from her nest. She was pecking and squaking up a little tantrum like I've never seen our hens do before! Her name is Goldie and she is a Buff Orphington.