Time for a round-up of photos from around the farm this week. We’ve had some beautiful weather, and critters and people are all enjoying it.
The guineas are done nesting for the year, and back in one big flock. Here they are in our front yard. . .
They hatched a lot of keets, but made a poor showing for keeping them! There are only two survivors. Guineas will NOT be winning the mother of the year award!
The chickens like to forage in the grass too. It’s a nice buffet of seeds and bugs.
Strolling along. . .
They not only forage in the front yard and fields, they go down around the pond too.
Grazing by the pond.
And they are often near the birdbath, since they like to use it for their local watering hole.
The Patriarch Rooster of the Chicken Clan
While the chickens are running around, the goat and llama are taking a break and enjoying the sunshine.
Resting in the sunshine.
Since the weather was cooler, Toby and I decided to walk in the woods. In the bottom pasture, there are still some butterflies flitting around.
Gulf Fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)
There are still white flowers blooming in the fields and woods.
Anybody know what these plants are?
Since ya’ll are so good at identifying birds, how about trees? There is a pretty tall tree in our woods with purplish stems at the top.
Name this tree!
And to help with the identification, here is a closer look at the leaves of the tree . . .
A closer look at the leaves. . .
And now, a closer look at those purple stems at the top of the tree. . .
Looks like there was fruit here?
So how about it, anyone know what the tree is?
And now, it’s time to jump into the week-end!
Hope ya’ll have a GREAT week-end!