The Birds

January 29, 2010

When I was out doing chores yesterday, it got to where I felt I was in the old Alfred Hitchcock movie, “The Birds.”

I mean, they just kept coming.  I took some still shots first.

Wild birds photo

When they kept coming and coming, I finally got the idea to take a little movie.

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I finally gave it up and turned off the camera and went back to doing chores.

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock, I’ll leave you with a quote from him:

“Seeing a murder on television can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.”

Turkey Rap

November 5, 2009

Since it’s November, and getting close time for Thanksgiving, thoughts of a turkey loom large.  Yes, it’s time to talk turkey.

But these guys not only talk turkey, they dance turkey.  Yep, it’s Redneck Men doing The Turkey Rap!

You might be a redneck …. if you think “talking turkey” means doing turkey calls and walking like a turkey.  I guess The Turkey Rap is a new version of The Redneck Rock.

So what will they think of next?  Whatever it is, you can bet it’ll start with,
“Hey Bubba!  Watch this!!!”

More Dancing with a Peacock Prancing

March 1, 2008

It’s Saturday Night Live around here every day. We have chickens tap dancing across the lawn, roosters who think they’re Irish, goat kids who try Russian folk dances around the fields, and occasionally I do a little break dance (aka falling on my… behind).

Today we feature the Romeo of the Roost, our handsome Prince of Peafowl, Sir Peacock of Prance, waltzing around the aviary.

During the day he periodically prances about, trying to entice one of his harem with his lovely fan of feathers. He sashays around the aviary, looking for love. Finally, he tires and has to let his feathers fall.

This frenetic activity will continue for some time yet, as he dances his courtship during the day, and gives raucous cries at night, telling the world he’s looking for love.

It’s Desperate Housewives meets Dancing With the Stars.

Goat Kids Playing in Snow

February 27, 2008

I looked out about 2:30am to see snow on the ground. When The Farmer got up to go to work, I got dressed in layers of warm clothes and went out to take pictures. I’ve got a bunch I’ll put up later, but right now I want to feature our goat kids kicking up their heels and having fun.

The cold weather doesn’t seem to bother these little guys. They’re jumping and playing and running as fast as their little legs will carry them. Just check out the little video below:

These little guys sure got spunk!

Just Kidding Around!

February 21, 2008

The twin goat kids will be 1 week old tomorrow. It doesn’t take them long, however, to start jumping and skipping around all over the place. This morning when I put some hay in the pen for their Mama, they decided it would be fun to crawl all over it. Making a mountain out of a molehill…. uh, hay pile.
Goat mothers must be very long-suffering, because their kids are full of antics!

Most of the time Cinnamon just keeps on eating and ignores her youngsters shenanigans.

02-21-08 kid doe

Kids! They get into everything!

Every once in a while, they do stop long enough for a scratch or to take a nap.

02-21-08 kids itch

Hold on a second! I’ve got an itch.


Whew, I’m tired. How about a little nap?

They’re mighty cute little guys, and at least while they’re little, they don’t cause much real trouble. That comes later, when they hit the goat equivalent of teenager and adulthood. Then it’s find every hole in the fence you can – or make one! Find ways to open gates at every opportunity! See if you can break into the feed room or hay storage!

That’s when cute becomes incorrigible. And I’m not kidding!