There has been a lot going on lately keeping me close to home. But on one of the warmer days, Mr. Hollow talked me into visiting the kids' farm. Farmerboy has been laying flooring in the kitchen and working on his workshop. I laugh at the fact that I did not take any photos of his hard work... just some animal shots. ;)
In the shop, Farmerboy has three new furry mice catchers: Here is mama kitty. I call her Moon Pie. If she looks directly at you, her eyes are as big as Moon Pies... I swear!! She is the sweetest tempered cat with the tiniest feet for her size.
This is a photo of her kitten Patches. I think her fur looks like someone dripped paint all over. On her other side, she sports some big splotches. Patches is very vocal and one heck of a climber!
I cannot remember the name of this one. Isn't she a beauty? This is Patches sister. She is quiet and like her sister loves to climb. Her favorite spot is looking out the new window Farmerboy just put in. I imagine she is wondering about where all the mice went, since their arrival. It didn't take long for the pests to stop going in their domain!
Here are the piglets Farmerboy purchased in the fall. Oh my, they sure have grown. It never ceases to amaze me how furry pigs are. I was there for feeding time. There is one particular one that makes so much noise when she eats, it is funny. Maybe the noise has a calming effect on her. I am not sure.
The one to the left is not growing like the others, but she can mix it up with the best of them. They have just got moved to their new digs with plenty of space to sprawl out and relax. :)
My favorite part of the farm is the barn. If you go into the upper loft, the ceiling is amazingly high. I helped the kids stack hay inside over the summer... That seems like such a long time ago. *sigh*
I have always had a love of barns. They have that rustic cozy feeling inside, and the hay stacked makes it even better. It saddens me how many wooden barns in the area have fallen to decay with new steal sheds taking their place. I understand the reasons for the progression, but it is still sad none the less.
Oh yeah, the sheep have their own cozy shed. It use to be a home to pigs back in the day but is a perfect spot for the sheep. They love it! As you can see, they have quiet the wool jackets going on. I believe they are scheduled to be sheared next weekend. Farmerboy's flock this year has a great variety of colors and textures of wool. There will even be some solid black lamb fleeces coming off this year. Very exciting to this spinner! :)
Always a couple of interested sheep wondering if there is some feed in the bucket! LOL
Farmerboy's wife always can be counted on to pitch in with taking care of the animals. This girl's not afraid to shovel some pig manure. And if you ever smelled pig manure, you would know she is a Saint for helping out! Whew wee!!!
I think they are pretty happy on their farm. That day was such a fun time and makes me think that spring is around the corner. Hard to believe it is only the end of January!