While we are all despairing about the continuing freezing temperatures, bouts of snow, and lack of spring on any near horizon, Ophelia and her buddies went outside today to check out the situation.
LeMay (right) came to us from the same barn as Ophelia. My rescue pig and chicken! They like to hang out together. I can't say I am particularly worried about Ophelia eating the chickens anymore.
I think she is yearning to get out there! Too bad it's snow and not grass. I couldn't get that gate open if I tried.
Meanwhile, in the barn (aka Sexyville):
Well HELLO Carlton, you hunka hunka burning Narragansett turkey love!
He loves to show me his goods. I am pretty sure he thinks I'm a hot turkey hen.
And that's Inari peaking out behind him.
Now known as "Mr. Inari" because for #$@&'s sake, female turkeys don't constantly strut, gobble, have heads that turn blue and red, and lengthen their snoods when displaying!
So even though Mr. Inari is quite a bit smaller than Carlton....
I am pretty much convinced "he" is a "she." If any one thinks otherwise, let me know. Mr. Inari is the one in front. His/her/its tail feathers were not up on display here, but they often are!
Carlton felt compelled to show me his best side! He looks like a two-headed turkey with Mr. Inari beside him.
Meanwhile, my rooster Jams was being uncharacteristically debonair. Instead of instantly humping Julie and Bonnie (the new girls), he had a nice chat with them.
THEN he jumped their bones!
Meanwhile, Ophelia's only urge was to find something edible in the barn...
I need to clean up that face of hers but it's been so damn cold, I've been loathe to take a damp washcloth down and fix her up! She doesn't seem to care. She does like her daily brushings and belly rubs!
Much as I have had it with winter, in under two weeks we are going to be in SRI LANKA! We were there in 2006 and I swore I'd go back the year I hit 50. So we are! 35C weather is sounding mighty delightful to me right now. We're off for two weeks leaving the place in the care of our competent farm-/pet-/house-sitters I cannot wait, even though we are flying in a 777. With any luck, it won't vanish into thin air!