Still Working on names for them.. Eeny, Miney, and Moe maybe? Or Larry Curly and Moe?
Hubby has started building my NEW chicken coop!! Since the one he built last year became his cat condo... and in reality it was too big for what I wanted. So we drew up new plans and he started building this week. We went to look at the chicks and planned to get a few... they were out. Yep.. sold out! But they had these gorgeous Guineas. Hubby has always wanted Guineas. Now I don't think we will be able to let them run free like he would like. Between the Coyotes and the outside dogs I don't think they would have a chance. So they will probably have to live in a pen too. Wonder if they can live with the goats? Probably will be better with the chickens... Anyway, They were too cute to leave. So we picked out three and they have been living on a folding table in a cage in my house. Yes... lovely messy things are in my house. Driving Miss Libbie just totally nuts. The cat... she just watches and looks at me like if you let them out I will catch them for you - only if Libbie doesn't get them first! They have doubled in size since we got them. By the time Hubby finishes the coop this weekend they actually might be big enough to go outside and live in it! Chickens hopefully will come next week... they too will probably have to live inside in the cage for a short time. They are just so little when you get them. And totally adorable...
Now for the something different - You may remember that Hubby and I LOVE to drive around and find the ducks on ponds in our area. We were lucky enough two years ago to have a group living on ours. Too dry now though. Well we found out that one of the towns near here has a ton of ducks passing through now, and so we saddled up this week to go and see them and get some photos.... This is just a few of my favorite... I took about a million :0)
The Bluebills have pretty girlfriends. Really gorgeous brown coloring.
But he also really loves to watch the Coot's. They are funny with their bobbing heads.
May be boring, but I love to watch the Mallards. They always look so happy and I love the coloring on the hens.
The guys are handsome - vibrant.
Close ups of the Mallards - they were very friendly... until they found out I didn't have bread for them.
Hubby was thrilled to see the Shoveler - Is that a beak or what??
All though Mrs. Shoveler ain't so bad herself..
Wish I could have captured how bold their coloring is... they were all stunning. And so fun to just watch their movements and interacting.
Then a gentleman showed up and starting throwing bread in the water... so much for calm simple swimming ducks....
LOL... wonder what they were saying... LOL
Hope you enjoyed the ducks this week. Our family will be back next week promise, but these were just too fun to not show off this week. Hey maybe I will have chickens to show off next week :0)
Have a great weekend! Suppose to rain this weekend here... please please please rain!!