Meet & Greet: The Poultry

April 18, 2015 no comments Posted in Animals, Meet & Greet

We’ve arrived at our final Meet & Greet and this one includes more than half of the creatures residing at GiPop Acres. The poultry group is made up of chickens, ducks, and geese and they really are a lot of the activity around here. Seriously, it’s quite a challenge to drive, walk, pull a wagon, etc around here without having to dodge at least half a dozen chickens.

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We have somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 hens and roosters of various breeds (Delawares, Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, etc) hanging around here to provide us with eggs and meat. The hens pretty much do their own thing, wandering around trying to find bugs and seeds to eat.

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Meet & Greet: The Wildlife

February 27, 2015 one comment Posted in Animals, Meet & Greet

I know this is cheating because we can’t really claim wild animals as our own… but we’ve had some visitors during these cold and snowy days so I thought I’d share some photos.

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some young bucks up in the field
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they had quite a posse by the time I got close enough to scare them away
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found someone spying on me while I vacuumed the porch
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but she was hungry so I wasn’t interesting for very long
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this poor little girl was braving the snowstorm
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the birdies love GiGi’s suet feeders all winter long!
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