Friday, March 26, 2010
A Day At The Homestead
Days at Hidden Haven Homestead seem to go by so fast. Waking up to the sound of crowing roosters. Trying to get out of bed without disturbing Rusty or Troubles. Enjoying the sounds of the early morning while getting dressed to go feed the critters. The bunnies greeting me at the doors and even nibbling out of my hand as I fill their food bowls and give them treats. The chickens waiting impatiently till its their turn for breakfast and have them rush at me like vultures. Charlotte and the piglets hear me coming and are eager for their feed and treats. The piglets are already eating food alongside mom! Ms. Scarlett and Rhett Butler wait not so quietly for their breakfast. Checking to see the new baby bunnies, how many chicks Momma Hen hatched overnight. Making sure Momma Goose and Tessa the Turkey are doing okay while sitting on their eggs. Make sure the teen chicks aren't fighting over their breakfast and Fred the Turkey is saving some breakfast for Tessa. Make my way down to Lady and Tramp. They care more about their doggie treats than breakfast. Polly buries her doggie treat for later and eats her breakfast. Kuma enjoys the rubs and conversation over breakfast but gets down to it as I walk on to fill the bird feeders. Then its on to breakfast for Bud the iguana, Troubles, Whiskers and Rusty before I get to have my own. After breakfast its cleaning the cages and pens, raking and dumping the poo in the mulch pile. Work inside on downsizing for a little while before heading back out for yardwork, gardening, and decluttering buildings and things outside. The sounds of the animals talking to each other in the background is so calming. Watching the birds at the feeders and birdbaths is so relaxing. And then its time for evening feeding. The days are busy and go by so fast but I am enjoying every minute. I am so blessed. I hope each of you have a very blessed weekend.