Today my blue dino turns 2! happy hatchday river! 🦕🎈
this guy. he’s my little buddy. he loves me in a way none of the other birds do. when he first arrived, olivia and i were like “oh boy we have a little monster on our hands” 😬 river would fly on you and start biting. he wasn’t biting to be mean but it still hurt like heck. he was biting because everything was new. it was his way to explore and assert himself. i had to start wearing long sleeved shirts to protect myself. when sprig and winter bonded, he got worse. we thought about bringing in another bird for him but worried no other bird would like him 👹 his nickname became “the little jerk” 🙈 well, along came rain and you guys know the story. love at first sight. river fell hard and his nickname changed to “the sweet little jerk”. river and rain sadly didn’t get to have a long happy life together as rain was born with a compromised immune system. she fought off illness once but succumbed to an infection shortly after. river and i were crushed by her loss. willow joined the flock in hopes of river bonding with her. they had a brief stint but his heart wasn’t in it and sprig’s was. sprig and willow bonded while river and winter were left wondering what just happened. the two struggled with being friends/mates. it was on and off for awhile but finally they’ve settled into a comfortable, loving relationship.
river has always loved me through it all. he is the only one who lets me pet him and he absolutely loves getting kisses. he closes his eyes and waits for them ☺️ we play games. i drop him off at one end of my bed, run to the other side as fast as i can and he comes running across the bed to me. we do this over and over. he loves it. he says the word “gentle” because it’s what i said to him when he would bite. he also mimics me (badly) mimicking bird sounds 😆 it’s the cutest thing ever. can you tell how much i love this little dino? ahh river, my heart 🦕♥️
Houston, we have lift off! 🚀🚀
i love this throwback of freya and pippa 💗 of the dogs, my girls have always been the more athletic ones. rocco’s priorities are socializing and snuggling and finn had short bursts of energy but i’m talking really short 😆 these girls though, they love to run and jump. both have scaled the huge hay bales at the farm and like to go all out running laps around the field. pippa is literally a blur when she goes full speed! so fun to watch! #girlpower 💫💪🏼💗
Happy 2nd hatchday to my little sprigster 🌿🎂 he and river are actual brothers from the same clutch. river hatched a couple of days after sprig and the boys came to me somewhere between 2 and 3 months old. some backstory for those new to the account... sprig and winter fell in love and became a pair until all the drama happened with willow. sprig found his true love in willow and winter and river are now a cozy couple. so complicated but it all seems to have worked out and we have a happy flock...most days anyway 😜
Throwback to a beautiful warm evening a year ago 🐯💛 meanwhile it’s chilly and storming here today. we’re forecasted to have damaging wind and hail 😑 hope you guys are having some better weather to start off your week ☀️😎
the messages have been pouring in from my story the other day. clover’s eggs disappeared and we haven’t seen her since saturday evening. i fear it was a predator that got the eggs. i hope i’m wrong and they hatched and are somewhere safe. i feel like it was too early for them to have hatched but maybe i calculated wrong 🤞🏼
Luca is like a big puppy who just wants to follow you around 🐶🖤 swipe to see him in action. some of you may have seen this already in our stories last week. sorry for the shakiness but i was walking/running backwards to keep away from him 😂
Clover’s eggs should be hatching in the next week or so if i’m guessing right. i’m so excited to meet the ducklings! i’ve really enjoyed seeing clover in my garden daily 🦆🐣☘️💚
thank you all so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes for freya 💗
Happy birthday freya!!! my beautiful girl is 5 years old today! i am so grateful to have her in my life and i love this girl soooo very much ❤️ i tried getting some new pictures of her this week but the second i pull out my camera to take some shots, her face drops. she used to love the camera but not so much anymore. i think she wants me to be in the moment with her, so that’s what we do. i know some of you miss seeing her in my gallery but she is often in my stories (sitting in my lap or having zoomies ☺️) so you can catch her there.
here are a few of my favorite pictures and a video (with a baby pippa in it!) of her that i hope you’ll enjoy 👑🎈🎉
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of rain’s passing. i was going to post this yesterday but then i just couldn’t 💔 i’m in tears doing it today. it’s taken me this long to be able to go back to the group of pictures i took the night before she died. rain had come over to sit on my computer while i edited. i wish she could’ve told me how sick she was. i wish somehow i could’ve saved her. one year later and my heart still hurts terribly when i think of her.
miss you so very much my sweet batgirl 💗🦇☔️
A little tot, a little floofy 🍑 wiggle and a whole lotta wow 😍
eugene is enjoying a little shower when he spots something (likely another hummingbird). he targets and then flashes his ruby red to impress or to intimidate ❤️
When ever met the littles 🐯🐭🐒 #throwback
little leopard never had an ounce of fear. not of these funny looking cats and not even of the mini horse or big bear. such a brave and loud little wild child he was and still is 😻
We have three hummingbirds now. two males and a female. thank you for all the name suggestions for the sweet little girl when i posted her in stories. i chose one suggestion but will save the others on my name list 💗 watch for the tongue and the flash of red feathers this handsome boy shows at the end of the video 😍 and sound on to hear the rain.
now let me tell you a little about each fairy bird...
rowan 🧚🏻♂️ he’s the first that showed up and has been pretty shy of me and my camera. he comes to the farthest feeder, drinks and then flies off somewhere across the street.
eugene 🧚🏻♂️ he’s the new male. i named him eugene because he reminds me of the character from tangled. he’s laid back but confident. he tries out all the feeders and perches on this little redbud tree that you can see in the video. he doesn’t mind me or my camera. he puts on some impressive courtship dives for the female and hangs out the most in the garden.
rose 🧚♀️ i love her. when she first saw me, she came right up and stared at me for a good 10 seconds or so. she’s not scared of me and will come to the closest feeder to where i’m sitting. i talked to her last night and she just sat and listened and then she actually responded with some hummingbird chatter! 🥰