Saturday, May 19, 2007

Pics From The Farm

My two birds Tommy and Nacho made the 4 hour ride up to the farm. Nacho really liked all the sounds of the other animals. Tommy took a few days to get used to it. Actually on the second day there, Tommy started chasing my friend's cat around the house. She is one crazy bird. The cat Alley, often followed me around while feeding/watering the animals in the morning or evening.
Above is Kitch. He is the older of the three male horses and the most shy. Though you'd never know it from this picture. As soon as I brought out the camera he started posing.
The painted horse is Sasha, one of the girls. I can't recall the brown horses name. Sasha is a sweetie and always came over to get some attention when I was bringing out hay or filling their water.
This regal guy is a Muscovy duck. He also liked to follow me around while I took care of the chickens, baby chicks, and the roosters. Muscovy ducks don't really quack they sort of make a wheezing/hissing noise.
These are two of the four Runner ducks. They don't waddle. They just hold their long necks up high and run around the yard all day. They were hilarious to watch. When I first pulled my car into the driveway, 4 of the ducks kept running in circles around quacking.

On the sides are a couple of the roosters. To the left is one named Roosty. You can't quite tell how big he is from this picture.

The patchy guy on the right is about 1/3 of Roosty's size.

To the left is a pic of some of the girls running around after I let them out of the coop which keeps them safe at night.

To the right is a cool little chicken. Notice the fluffy feathers on her legs and feet. I think she is a Silkie.

There were two geese parents wandering around. This is their nest which is under the rabbit cage in one of the sheds. I didn't get a photo of them because the male got rather cranky whenever he saw me because he was protecting their eggs.

Since I wasn't at home, I had plenty of extra time to cook. Unfortunately, I did a pretty poor job of taking photos. Some friends came up to visit on the farm and cooked up a some pineapple tofu curry. Another night I baked teriyaki tofu. For breakfast a I made pancakes with egg replacer a couple of times.

When I stopped at WF in Portland, I picked up the latest copy of VegNews which has some VCTOW recipes. I cooked a couple of batches of cupcakes to share with people at the office or with my friends who visited. I took photos of the Jelly Donut cupcakes, but forgot to take pics of the chocolate almond ones. The batter from the donut cakes is amazing. I swear it tastes better than the finished product.
The first picture is of the cupcakes in the pan. The second is with a dusting of powdered sugar before taking them into work.

Here's two shots from my hike. I'm pretty sure that the tallest peak in the distance is Mount Washington.

Well, I've got about 2 weeks of your blogs to catch up on. I'll be visiting soon!


Rachael said...

glad to see you back...those ducks are awesome. I have a goal of someday having ducks.

urban vegan said...

what a wonderful psot!

Anonymous said...

great post! i was missing your posts!

Nikk said...

oh my! everyone is so cute!

i'd like a jelly donut cupcake or 4 right about now.

Carrie™ said...

Sounds like you had a really fun time at the farm! I love the photos of the animals. (And the cupcakes!)

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Jody, I think you are so lucky to Farm sit & spend time with all those fascinating animals - I love their photos. Baked teriyaki tofu sounds fabulous! :o)

Emmy said...

What a fantastic post :) Loved seeing all the animal pics from your time on the farm.

Dori said...

Farm sitting, what a neat thing to do. Cupcakes look good. :)

KleoPatra said...

LOVE the ducks!! And the rooster... and the horses... and the chicken... and the geese! Oh all the animals, how glorious.

Tommy sounds like a patient bird, that is for sure!

i'd love to hear more about your hike. Looks gorgeous there!

Catherine Weber said...

cupcakes and farm animals -- a winning combination. :)

P.S. I'm back posting -- couldn't stay away as long as I had originally planned! Oh well.

KleoPatra said...

JODY!! Come out wherever you are...

bazu said...

Awww, I love all the pictures of farm animals. I think I'm a little obsessed with them. Today I saw some sheet, goats, donkeys and turkeys, and I was in heaven.