Oh boy, just the thought of these animals gets me excited. I definitely take after my Daddy when it comes to the outdoorsy stuff. And of course, now living next door to where his father [who has now passed on :'( ] lived, we must carry on the family tradition and maintain...the "FARM".
However, nowadays...I'm starting to think it should be more along the lines of a "petting-zoo".
Let's see. We have 2 roosters, 7 hens, and 9 bitties.
Above: This was about a month ago.
Below: Five of them are roosters and four hens.
Next, we have our dearest buddy "Guantanamo", better known as "G Mo". Don't ask. My brother gave him that name since I named the previous animal we had gotten. He is an ole billy goat that fails to stop eating, ever.
About this time last year, we also purchased two baby turkeys. Within just a few weeks, we realized they were both males. Within months they were huge, literally. I guess that's why this particular breed is called "broad breasted bronze turkey"..? Well, this time of year is breeding season for turkey's and these two fellas didn't quite see eye to eye. It's sad to say, but after a few fights between the two..we now only have one. Yea, that's right. These jokers are mean.
In addition to these chicks, turks, and my little baby G, we have had the opportunity to raise another amazing animal. A fawn.
Almost a year ago [last June I believe], my brother came across this little fella in the ditch on a dirt road near our house. He goes by the name of "Luke". He was spots and all when we first took him in.
Oh, isn't he just the most precious thing you have ever seen? He really is. And just as sweet as can be.
I'm blessed to have the opportunity to walk outside and see these creatures God has provided on a daily basis. I am grateful.