Saturday, April 21, 2012

6 months old!

Giovanni is six months old. He can now sit up alone, crawl and he has 2 bottom teeth! He loves to eat real food and will eat about anything. He is so smiley and funny. He has got to swing at the park a couple times and he loves it. He loves to hear his sister sing. If we are in the car and he cries she will sing. He usually stops crying. Its very sweet.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poultry babies and DUCKS!

 All of our poultry babies are growing fast. I don't know if I will ever get tired of taking pictures of chicks. It's kind of like taking pictures of human babies. They change so quickly that you just want to capture it!

This first picture is our future egg layer babies. We currently have 7 hens and these 11 girls and 1 boy will be added soon. They are ready to move to the chicken tractor and start eating grass.

 Next up is what I like to call "Bowling balls with legs". I think this photo sums up how round the meat chicks look. 4 weeks and approximately 2 pounds already. WOW!

 Here is another shot with the Turkey in it.
 Introducing our new friends, the Ducks! They are Welsh Harlequin Ducks and supposed to be very friendly and great egg layers. The yellow billed ones are the boys and the dark billed ones are the girls. They are fun already. They make such cute quacking sounds.

 Last but not least, our garden. We have already harvested radishes. We have 24 tomato plants, 8 eggplants, lots of bell peppers, hot peppers, kale, lettuce, green beans, herbs and soon sweet potatoes and okra.