Deborah DeLong:

The full moon tonight is beautiful! I hope it doesn’t rile up my bees…

Originally posted on Front yard farmer:

Hens very pleased with themselves.

Hens very pleased with themselves.


It is always feast or famine on a farm and lately, I’ve felt starved for new topics to write about. But now I’ve got a glut of animal-related events that all happened around last Sunday’s full moon. Two days prior, the chickens began laying eggs again after their period of winter dormancy. On Sunday morning, the birds and the bees were twittering and buzzing respectively, and this Spring-like activity seemed to particularly affect the two lady rabbits. The does started the day by chasing each other around and around their cage, performing various barnyard acts that lady rabbits do when they want a male rabbit, but they only have each other. So, there was only one thing to be done: take one of the females to the male’s cage. (Apparently, if you do it the other way around, the doe will attack the buck). After a brief, whirlwind courtship…

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7 thoughts on “

  1. :) we have 2 this month :)

  2. meredehuit says:

    Gotta love those full moons.

  3. You are feeding my chicken envy.

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