April has been cold, windy and dry here at KS Farms, but not without it's own beauty and charms...for example the other day on our way to church I looked out the window and saw well over 100 elk grazing in this field...awesome!
Speaking of awesome, check out this amazing video the guys shot the day we went hawking with Karma...so cool!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
our 2 current barn cats, Cat Chup and Cat Federer are both toms; and while Chup is a-typical in that he won't even leave our property line, Cat Federer is a typical barn/tom cat; in other words he comes and goes just as he pleases and while we're pretty sure what he's up to when he leaves, we have no idea where he goes. He's often gone for 2 weeks at a whack and just about the time I give up on him for good, he shows up again!
So anyway, a week or so ago, Federer showed up home and we were all happy to see him as usual, then Giant noticed something weird about Federers leg and when we looked closer we saw...
Federers leg had been shaved and stitched! It looks like he'd taken a claw in the leg, and someone took him to the vet! Yep, our barn cat is getting expensive vet care courtesy of someone else! So Giant and I are so happy about the whole thing that we've instituted a new policy for the animals-Although we love you all, when you get sick or injured, go to the neighbors and have them take you to the vet lol!
All the cute baby things are starting to grow up...my first batch of pullets has left the mud room and are living in the hen house...now comes the awkward phase where they're no longer cute, but they haven't started laying eggs and earning their keep yet, so are just kinda like teenagers hanging out, lol!
and Dollie had her very last bottle a couple weeks ago...Giant brought her in the house for her last feeding to mark the occasion...I was in the bathroom getting ready and I heard her little goat hooves running down the hall looking for me...SOOOOOO cute!
But, it's Dark Days in Kid City...all the baby goats are locked in a stall together being weaned...they look calm and placid here eating their grain, but omgosh, you should hear the piteous crying and carrying on! I can't hardly stand to go to the barn anymore they make me feel so guilty...their mothers are quite happy about the weaning though!
and now that I'm not giving Dollie her bottles anymore, she has become quite sassy and even sticks her tongue out at me! and I even bottle fed her for an extra week cuz I felt sorry for her for being a poor little orphan! Todays kids just have NO gratitude! lol!
Speaking of goats, a new Boer buck called Storm has come to live at Kindred Spirits Farm. He is 100% Boer and will make a fine herd stud.
He's also very funny and sweet!
We went to the Denver Museum of Natural History earlier this month. I hadn't been since I was a kid and Giant and I both dig museums-we're just nerdy that way! This is from the 2nd floor and is supposed to be the best view of Denver in the city...I don't know about that, but it was an excellent view...
I remember how cool I thought the dioramas here were...I still think they're pretty cool actually! This diorama reminds me...gotta start studying for my falconry test!
They had totally awesome displays as well...I want to re-create this one in my house, which should be easy to do, as Giant not only has many mounts, he also often gifts me with bones, shells, rocks, arrowheads, etc!
And of course, we had our awesome fishing trip in Ft. Lauderdale...SO fun!
and although somebunny looked a little cranky...
we actually had a very fun Easter celebration with lots of fun baskets and gifts...Giants are excellent gift givers!
and the dry spell was broken earlier this week with a thunder, lightning and snow shower!!!
I know we need the moisture, but I have to say I was hoping for rain showers, not snow showers!
oh well, hopefully this time next month I'll be sitting here looking at tall green grass!!!
Hope you had a great month as well, here's to May flowers, and