Cow tested

The last post was all about plants, so today equal time will be given for the animals around the farm.
The chickens are growing very fast.

chickens 5 weeks old
Cornish cross 5 weeks old
They were moved to their chicken tractor last week and seem to be enjoying the change of scenery.  The day I moved them though, caused the cow council to hold an emergency meeting.
cows/ chicken tractor
cows chicken tractor
cows chicken tractor
After an hour or so, they unanimously voted to let them stay.
cow and chicken tractor
After all, chicken tractors make a great scratching post.
cow chicken tractor
cow chicken tractor
This is why the chicken tractor had to have some weight to it!
The bluebirds are getting bigger.  There are 5 babies in the house and I suspect they will be learning to fly very soon.  It’s getting very crowded in there.
baby bluebirds
Remember the 93 swallowtail chrysalis I had in my aquarium?
swallowtail chrysalis
Almost all have emerged and my granddaughter helped acclimate them to the sunny, spring day.
swallowtail
swallowtail
The woodpeckers have been working overtime.  How do they make those perfect circles?
woodpecker
woodpecker
And lastly, I just have to share these pictures of an old homestead close to our house.  There were so many old iris blooming, I just stopped in the middle of the highway and took some quick pics.
old house and lilies
old house and iris2
Have a great week!
Brenda