The second in our “Corgis and Chicks” series features my special little lap chicken, Belina II. Belina the first was my “lap hen” back in Austin, and we’ve decided to always have a Buff Orpington named Belina in our flock. Baby Belina is proving to be as sweet as her namesake, happy to cuddle or eat from our hands. I can’t wait to pat her for years to come! (She gets a pardon from any culling in the future and will live to her natural demise.)
Big ears and little – alert and listening.
Pocket is so sweet with her kisses…. though i know her real motivation is the ‘snacks’ that our chickens deposit with frequency. So gross.
Buff Orpingtons are awful sweet! Get your own at my Etsy shop – no poop included!
What do you suppose they’re chatting about?
We’re still toying with farm names…. and this time of year we’re surrounded by birdsong. So for today at least, we’re going with “Birdsong Corner Farm.” In honor of the name of the day, a little family of Juncos has given us the excuse to leave the tractor out a little longer.
I have always loved Juncos. They’re around most of the year, unlike many of the migratory birds here just for breeding season. They’re a bit like an Oregon version of Chickadees and i’m so happy a little family has made their nest where i can watch the chicks grow. Though we really do need to get the tractor running, so their placement could have been a little more convenient. They haven’t much liked all our power tool activity in the shop, either. “Tit! Tit! Chit! Chit!”
Have you ever had birds nest somewhere down right “in the way?” Did you leave them to entertain you, or did you have to make them move?
No, i haven’t been knitting any sweaters (cardigans) or knitting anything much at all lately – i have been working on several Cardigan Welsh Corgi Fiber Friends, however!
Meet Kirby and Betty, a lovely pair:
Don’t tell Pocket, but i think i enjoy felting Cardigans even more than Pemmies! I really think that our next dog (already named Boudain) should be a Cardi – what do you think?