June on the Farm

It’s been a while since I’ve posted photos of our farm animals, so here are a few scenes of spring from the farm this year. I hope you’ll enjoy my photos, it’s so much fun to have so much new life around our farm!

In May, I collected eggs from some of our hens and put them in our incubator, the chicks hatched last week. The chicks are a bunch of crosses as the four roosters I had in with the hens are a White Cochin, Ameraucana, Brown Silkie and a Buff Orpington x Red Rock Cross (I hatched this rooster out last year). Six of the hens are ISA Browns and one is a Buff Orpington x Red Rock Cross (I hatched this hen out last year too). The chicks are very cute and I can’t wait to see what they’ll look like with all their feathers.

The father of the chick is the Ameraucana, but I’m not sure of the mother,


I’m not sure of the breed of the chick on the left, but the father of the chick on the right is the White Cochin,


This one’s a Slikie cross,


This year is the first year we’ve had lambs born on our farm — it’s been very exciting to have 11 lambs bouncing around our yard! The lambs are a Southdown cross and Southdowns are also known as Babydoll sheep,


There’s almost nothing cuter than a lamb sleeping,

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A couple of our Shorthorn cross calves born in May,

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Mother and baby,


Bird Canada is Now a Multi-Author Blog

I’m very excited to be writing for the new Canadian multi-author bird blog, Bird Canada! My monthly post is up today about Canadian art legend, Kenojuak Ashevak, who died earlier this week.

I’ll be posting every month on or around the 10th. Thanks to Pat Bumstead for asking me to participate. See you there!

Kenojuak Ashevak’s artwork, the “Enchanted Owl”,