We have a chipmunk…
actually, two that live with me in the farm yard. But Mom can never seem to get a photo of them. These Chips are the descendants of two Chips
who were friends with Sam-Sam.
And Boomer. Now their great, great grands are friends with me.
Since Mom can’t get a photo of them, she is posting one she saw out on the farm—where I NEVER go.
We also have several ground squirrels who share the chicken feed with the chickens.
Once more these are the descendants of Stanly and Stewart and their lovely squirrel wives—Shirley and Shelia.
It seems whenever Mom is around and the squirrels are around, she never has her camera. BUT— out on the farm, Mom saw a squirrel hiding behind his tail. So cute-thought Mom.
We also have a family of bunnies.
Momma bunny told me it was much, much safer to hang around the farm yard, than the farm proper. She knows, she was over by the equipment area when she grew up.
It was a dangerous and very scary place to live.
The Gambol Quails have migrated in to share dinner with the hens. They are extremely fast. (and, of course, Mom never has her camera when she is working in her yard.)
The pair of Gambol Quails have BABIES— that run and dart very fast. I have a goal….no! No! NO!!!! I don’t. Never! I can’t even think of that goal! EVER!!!!
One day I was a tad bored, Skitter Bug was close, I was bored so I hopped out from under the peony bush right on her back. (Mom saw). Mom screamed NO!
She didn’t need to scream.
Skitter Bug turned around very fast and pecked the heck out of me, then when I fell over, she flew up and pounced on ME!
Let’s just say—hens are off the grocery shopping list. (Although to be fair to me, I didn’t want to eat her, just play with her.)
lots of birds.
One day we had a hawk…
WOW, THAT BIRD IS BIG!!!
I had to hide in the wood pile. Mom was outside and saw the hawk. She yelled at the hawk—“SHOO! Go away!
(I’m not sure if this IS a hawk—any ideas?)
These animals in the farm yard are NOT your dinner.” The hawk just looked at Mom, but he did fly away.
So—that’s the working list of animals in the farm yard.
Plus, Me, Dad, and Mom.
(We also have a badger…Mom…did you hear me?)