Just a little tour around the Millett Farm.
These are wild flowers that have come back 3 years now.
Is this foxglove? This is a new one that just showed up this year. The stems and leaves have a burgundy shade to them and the flowers are darker purple than they appear in this picture. I really like this flower and will be transplanting it after it finishes blooming.
Big Red and his hens. He's a handsome boy and very good to the girls. They always get to eat first. He keeps a close eye on all that's happening and warns them of any danger
Here's one of his offspring. This hen is a good mommy. She is very protective. It's hard to get a good picture because her 4 little ones are always tucked under her wings.
The meat bird roosters at 1 month. They really like to eat... and eat.... and eat. They are getting feathered out now so soon we'll turn off the brooder light and let them outside. That will make them really happy.
This is a quick picture of the duck's nest. I estimate she must have at least 15 eggs here. Notice all the downy feathers around the edges. Getting all ready for little ducklings. These are white Muscovy and they are supposed to be good moms, but she lost a nest of eggs this large already this spring. I think she may have started nesting a little early and it was such a cold spring. In 35 days we'll see what she's got.
Hope you enjoyed your little tour around the farms. Maybe some day you can drop by and we can enjoy a cup of tea together.
Have a great day.