A recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of quacky ducks on the bank of our pond:
A recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of chickens scratching at new bedding in a coop:
This week on Caturday, various feral cats, several watching me, plus a GIF of a possum at the cat house.
Comfy Porcini in the cat house:
A GIF of a possum climbing onto the awning of the cat house (no cats home at the time):
Spud relaxing in our kitchen garden, watching me watching him from a window:
Porcini in a cabin, watching me walk past:
Paladout watching me refill the cat feeder:
Paladout and Porcini:
Porcini on a bench by the fountain garden:
And Bella watching me from under the bench:
Finally, three cats at the cabins:
For Flock Friday this week, some ducks and chickens, plus duck eggs in a new place.
Some ducks in the pond by the duck house ramp:
Others in the shallow end:
Hey, look what I found: three duck eggs in a nesting box in the duck house! I wonder if they’ll lay more there; that is the ideal place to lay:
Betty stretching a wing:
Ducks on the lawn, with chickens visible in the background:
Chickens enjoying apple slices:
A recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of chickens getting excited about rice, one of their all-time favorite treats:
Two weeks after posting about the passing of Poppy, the outdoor feral momma cat, I’m sad to report another cat death: Pepper, the feral cat that kept the front of our workshop free of rodents. The two cats never met each other, but they had similar jobs, in different domains.
We got Pepper back in 2015, when she was a few months old, along with Pansy, the other shop cat, via a local “kitties for hire” program, where feral cats off the street, that are too wild to become pets, can be given a productive life helping keep workshops and barns free from rodents.
Here’s Pepper soon after she joined us:
And a more recent picture, on her heated bed:
I always enjoyed seeing her when working in the shop. Of all the feral cats, she was the most trusting of me. Like any feral, she’d retreat if I got too close, but she was content to watch me from a few feet away, supervising my work.
Now Pansy has the shop to herself, which will suit her, being a loner; the two shop cats quietly avoided each other.
Pepper was also buried near the pond, next to Poppy and our late pet cats.
Rest in peace, Pepper.
A recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of chickens expressing opinions about the treats they were offered:
Two cats in the morning:
Bath time in the cabins:
Spud and Bella waiting for food:
A cat in a tree:
Spud watching me from the steps to the fountain garden:
The cats have been avoiding inside the cat house since Poppy’s passing; this is the first time I saw one inside:
Porcini coming from between the cabins:
A sleeping cabin cat, and Pommie thinking about pouncing on an unwary bird:
Two cats with happy tails:
Spud sitting on the driveway; moments before he had been rolling around:
Finally, Bella emerging from the feeder:
A recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of our ducks quacking away on the lawn:
Just a few flock pics this week.
Starting with a couple of photos of Betty in the grasses:
A slow-mo GIF from a recent @YellowCottageHomestead TikTok video of the chickens, where Domino got impatient for some rice:
Martha is being broody, but often other chickens want to lay their eggs in that box:
Hummingbirds during some surprise light snow: