This is Dutchess, our 16 year old farm cat, It's amazing to me how young she still looks and acts, I hope I can maintain my looks half as good as she has. I got her as a kitten when my oldest daughter(who's 20) was only 4 years old. She's an outdoor barn cat, although we do let her into the bottom of the shop when it's open, she likes to lay next to the water heater for warmth. Years ago when she was young she had 2 litters of kittens, she's been in fights, been moved, had close calls with something that left a lot of fur missing and a huge cut on her face, it all grew back. She exclusively likes Purina Cat Chow, and is the spokesperson(cat) if the food dish is empty. She loves to be with me in the garden on sunny days, and likes to sit with us on the porch like all the animals do. Our dogs and other 2 cats all have immense respect for her. I'm not sure how long cats can live, but she's going strong with her 9 lives.
The water pump out by the chickens and rabbits, I use this everyday to fill their water bottles, and fonts.
Jarin using his chisel to carve a joint in a beam.
A young pregnant mini rex doe, we have 3 pregnant does due in a couple weeks. They are pregnant for about 31 days, and usually have from 4-6 babies.
PS. This last week I've been studying soap making. I finally decided now was as good a time as ever to start. I've been wanting to make soap for a long time, and have studied it over the years. Yesterday I made a list, and spent the day gathering supplies, and running around getting all the things I will need. One of the biggest things I needed to find was suet (the fat around a cows kidneys) to render into tallow. I stopped by a family friend that is a meat cutter, they were working on a side of beef when we showed up, and I got to see what suet looks like, they said they have plenty and could save it for me over the next couple days. I was so glad to find this, and will happily share some soap with them. I will be sharing with you in another post the supplies I gathered, and the baby steps of learning to make soap.