Spring Has Sprung
Most of us in the US had a long, cold, snowy winter and so it is nice to enjoy some of the warmth that we are having. As I was outside yesterday moving around, I noticed that many of our trees have cocoons in them and one tree that I can see outside the window has 7 of them in it. I also noticed yesterday that there are many small worms everywhere and I wondered what will come from the cocoons and if they are the reason we have so many worms out.
We have a few new animals on the farm. We were lucky enough to purchase a couple of new turkeys last week and we also have purchased three new Silkie chickens and 2 fan tailed pigeons. The pigeons are very interesting birds and I am excited to have them. I really don't know much about them, but I will learn.
The Silkies are such interesting chickens and just beautiful. They almost look as though they are covered with long , silky hair instead of feathers. They are also the most docile of the chicken breeds, so they are a little more friendly than you would expect. We are currently looking for hens as the ones we have are roosters.
Well, I must get to work. My daughter is starting a new job today and I must say that I am excited about that!