The weather has been beautiful in Central Florida the last few weeks.  I’ve been spending a lot of time outside riding the horses and taking care of the critters.  Of course, that also means I’ve been rather delinquent with my blog posts.  It doesn’t help that my allergies are acting up (with nice weather comes lots of pine pollen), so I’m having a hard time focusing when I do get the chance to sit down at my computer.  I hope to get caught up soon.  In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from around the farm I took today.  I’m going to get back into chicken breeding and have some really pretty birds to start with.

Lady patiently waiting to be ridden.  Had a really nice ride on her tonight.  She’s come a long way in the last few months.
 See the rats nest where her tail used to be?  Silly me braided it, thinking I could get her tail to grow out.  Had the pleasure of untangling it after our ride tonight…then rebraided it.
 This is one of our chicken coops.  It’s probably the best design Hubby has come up with so far.  I wouldn’t mind having a couple more just like it as I kick off my little breeding projects.
  These are a few of our Easter Egger chickens.  The third one is the rooster.  They’re only about 5 months old, so haven’t started laying yet.  Once they do, the hens will lay blue, green and pink eggs.  I love the feathers on the hens.  The rooster is pretty handsome too.

 This is my Black Australorp flock (plus a Rhode Island Red hen).  They’re great layers and good temperaments.
 This little girl is one of my Single Comb Brown Leghorns.  They’re about 5 months old and will lay white eggs once they start laying.  No plans to breed them yet.  I just got them to put some more eggs on the table.  
This guy is a mutt (Black Copper Maran cross), but he sure is pretty to look at.