First of all, just wanted to share a dozen eggs.
Aren't they pretty? I'm so proud of them! The two Cuckoo Maran pullets just started laying little dark brown eggs. We are almost positive all 4 Rhode Island Reds that we chose as chicks this summer are now young roosters. No eggs from them! :( They are submissive roosters so far, they haven't been hurting any hens nor fighting with the primary 2 flock roosters. All it takes is a peck from one of our smallest bantam hens and those giant RIR boys go running and screaming away.
And look - who's this???
This is one of our woodchuck boys. He's grabbing a last-minute snack!
I don't know why we always have male woodchucks living around our house. No females. Which is fine with us - no babies! The woodchucks enjoy eating every flower I ever plant and love to eat my garden before it grows.
I took these pictures on Nov 13, 2011 - he was in my backyard.
By now this little boy is fast asleep down underground in his home.
Stay warm down there, Little Chuck