Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yesterday and today are the type of fall days that leaves one seeking a  easy chair with cup of hot tea, good book or fiber project, and a cozy fire. Now, of course, that does translates differently for each species. Here is our barn cat version:

Calliope sitting outside the back door of the farm house looking real cold.......
Calliope spies her Mom, Darling and sister, Cece in the napping basket.....

Pile on! with all brothers and sisters for an afternoon nap en mass. 5 kittens and their Mama cuddled and snoozing the afternoon away in a hay filled basket. My mousing army, lead by that fearless leader 'Little Darling'. I am sure the mice wonder why we named her Darling as they do not find her frequent daily hunts endearing at all.  I've always heard the best mouser is a well fed cat, thanks to Darling I now believe it. She is simply a mousing machine, frequently bringing back several catches before lunch. She has tutored her children in her kill and they show a lot of promise in the hunt.
Please note all of our cats were sprayed & neutered & vaccinated through the Operation SAFE program, since they are outside cats they bear the international sign of a fixed cat they have a tipped left ear. This program enables us to have barn cats and not have the headache of finding kittens homes constantly. In fact they when they found out we lived on a farm they tried to send extra cats home with us!!! Great program check it out they are on the internet!!

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