In the 1970s, Famolare shoes were very trendy and in style - I had a pair much like the ones in this ad, and thought they were the coolest shoes I'd ever worn. Famolares had a signature rippled sole that varied in height, and had really weird names like the "Dance There", the "Hi Up" and the "Get There".
I was delighted to find this pair of "Hi There" sandals at the Goodwill
Modeling my new shoes with Max, who is sporting his own "Bark There" footwear
I found this cabinet at a thrift shop in Traverse City - on the back it says "Thomasville Furniture, 1968", and we hung it in the hallway of the cheese workshop. I think it adds vintage Scandinavian style to the lab, and will undoubtedly make my Swiss cheese taste much more authentic.
My hen Bip spends a lot of time with the rabbits. I find her most days cuddled up next to Blackie, eating with them and generally behaving like a bunny. I thought it was food based, but she doesn't eat alfalfa pellets, so I think it may be inter-species love. It's really, really cute.
One side of the Boss Mouse utility room- water heater, pressure tank, and a maze of plumbing. This is what you'll be looking at when you use the bathroom at Boss Mouse, which is on the opposite side of the room.
I found a large animal den out in the middle of the East pasture this week while walking the dogs. It is dug into a large mound in the field - Cozy can get her head and shoulders inside the entrance. I did some research, and it looks like the home of a badger.
My new chicks arrived Wednesday and are settled in their brooder box out in the Boss Mouse barn. The 15 chicks are healthy and cute as can be. I am amazed at how capable baby chicks are - at 2 days old, they walk, eat, preen themselves, stretch and behave much like adult chickens.
A new Whitey! I got 2 or 3 of all of the breeds I started with when I first moved here, before the fox massacres. On the outside of the box they arrived in, there are printed directions from the hatchery instructing you "not to kiss or nuzzle your chick or duckling." I know it's unsanitary, but they're so irresistible, all you want to do is kiss them and rub them all over your face.
Look closely...a trio of wild turkeys under the bird feeders in the side garden eating up all the fallen seed - wild turkeys are so huge and beautiful - I am always happy when they pass through the farm
I had to cut down some cedar trees that were damaged in the big blizzard last month, and I put the whole trees inside the bunny area in the big barn. They love scampering around them, and will slowly chew their way through the entire tree.