Anyhow.... before explaining today's title, I should first relay a message from Wally & Stella. I told them how so many of you asked about them in the cold weather. They were surprised at the attention they were getting! I'm happy to report that they are doing just fine! (Okay. I admit... these are old pictures but I PROMISE, they're doing great!)
Cali, aka: Momma Bear, visits them every day...
Okay... so this is a REALLY old picture!!!
Cali doesn't go in their pen these days.
I think she mostly loves them because they feed her.
Yep. They take food out of their bowl and move over to drop it near the fence where she can reach it. Cali then moves (easily) any bricks and rocks mom has put there to discourage her out of the way so she can stick her tongue through to get the tasty treats. It's no wonder she loves them!
They never feed me.
When it's VERY cold at night, the two-leggers close the door to their house to keep them warm.
Otherwise, they can go in and out as they please.
The snow doesn't seem to bother them but they're not crazy about wind! (Just Princess Phoenix!)
In other poultry news, we have a broody hen. It's the chicken version of our Momma Bear. She's taken to sitting on the eggs for HOURS. She tucks the eggs up under her wings and settles in "nice and tight."
Papa has to physically move her off to collect the eggs and make her go get something to eat and drink. Whew! Does she get mad!! Imagine trying to take beer and Cheetos away from Puddles!