They say home is where the heart is. When I visit my family in Alaska, it feels like a return to my heart's home.
The first Alison in my life, my eldest niece, only six years younger than I, (that makes her old, too!) raises all sorts of fowl. Bunnies again soon! We visited for a week just prior to the fling to surprise my sister for her seventieth birthday.
I'm always happy to see the welcoming committee!
Isn't he handsome?
And play with the cute little animals! Much more fun to do this in the summer than when it's fifteen degrees outside and the critters mostly stay inside!
Ducklings are such cute and curious birds!
Just hanging around...
What did you find?
It's funny how ducks will find and enjoy water.
These younger babies have two mommies. It's a long story...
This poor goose really wants babies and watched the ducklings closely while we had them out on the lawn close to her. Since the ducklings didn't imprint on her, they wouldn't let her mother them but she would certainly try. Maybe Alison should get a gander...
This handsome fellow welcomed the morning each day with his happy song. Since it was only dusky for about two hours a night, I thought he might be confused but like people, the chickens get used to the light and he didn't start crowing until about 4:30 a.m.
So, you've come to visit the chicken ranch? Let me show you some of the gals!
O.K. so there are some guys here too who are just learning to sing, how comical their song sounded!
Ever wonder what peacock eggs look like? Silly, only peahens lay eggs but this one, well, perhaps his name is Liberace?
This cutie didn't say much but she did sleep by our bed.
In case you were wondering...