25 June 2020

If you are looking for plants, this is not your week.  All I have is animals and more animals….

First up –   CHICKEN DOINGS

Austin got a new chicken coloration that he loves –

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Penguin-style.

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Here is that chick next to a stripey one, with somebody else’s head sticking out.

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Austin took me to the new fenced chicken yard to see his triple-blood hybrid, but I cannot pick that bird out of the crowd – so we’ll see him another time.  Meanwhile, Austin also wanted to show the size difference in his chickens that have the “Kabeer” blood.

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We could not get a good photo of them in his arms.  So Austin wanted me to show them from a different angle.

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Big Foot and Little (no-Kabeer) Cousin.

And here is a photo of the new fencing around this chicken pen.

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It is on the terraces.  Austin is always trying something new.  A funny challenge from fencing on terraces is that the lowest side is fairly easy to hop over.  Adjustments are needed.

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WORLD OF INSECTS

We have been surprised at the huge number of moths appearing on our ceiling in the lounge every night.

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At first they were congregating around the tube lights – with a strong preference for the yellower ones.  But then they were just spreading out across the ceiling.  As we tried to figure out why, we noticed something:

No Geckos!

What happened to the geckos?

(Could the boric acid Austin put out to kill the invasive ants have hurt our suction-cup-footed friends?)

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MORE MAMMALS

Way back when we had to get Po’s tail amputated, we did not get her spayed because she’d had a litter of four pups followed by a litter of one, so we figured she was going through menopause.  And yes, she did have a litter since that time, but I still kind of forgot.  Then Po got “fat” again…

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Here is the hole that she dug for her delivery room.

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Here she is, moved to the old cabin, with the EIGHT survivors, from her litter of ELEVEN.  Oh Lordy.

Does one of the eight look a bit “different” to you?

We got a Green Pup!

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And it case you think it is a trick of the light, here it is again with a flash on.

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So she isn’t the greenest pup ever, but “green puppy” is a Google-able condition – generally attributed to staining from meconium (baby poo).

I think we are going to have to take Po to the vet once these pups are weaned.  Enough is enough already!

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Happy week, everybody.

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