Get ready for a bunch of pictures of farm animals! On Saturday morning Evan and I headed out to the country to visit his dad and Loulou for an early Thanksgiving celebration. Actual (Canadian) Thanksgiving is next weekend but I am all for any reason to celebrate the eating holiday twice. We decided to do it early with them as we hadn’t been up there in a while and this way we could spend more time with them.
If you’ve read my blog for a while you may remember me talking about Evan’s dad and Loulou’s place before because they live on a hobby farm and it is highly entertaining. Their animals make me laugh hard and I really enjoy hanging out with them. Winnie’s great, of course, but I see her every day and a cat is not quite as exotic as, say, a chicken.
We were sitting in the kitchen shortly after we arrived and Loulou brought in this little chicken with the most perfectly coiffed feathers. Her name is Panda Bear and she is just a little muffin.
She is quite friendly for a chicken and she sat on my lap for like 20 minutes and let me pet her like a cat!
I really had no idea chickens were so nice. Since I can count on one finger the number of times I have had a chicken on my lap, I went in for the selfie. She was all over it.
She is quite photogenic. I loved that chunky chicken and I would have loved to bring her home with us, but I don’t think Winnie would approve so we’re probably going to have to remain a one cat household.
Jubee, the bird, also likes to hang around the kitchen, preferably on Loulou’s shoulder.
Staring evilly at me while he eats a cookie out of his foot like it’s a hand. I think he is probably taunting me because he had a cookie and I had none. Birds kill me.
The newest additions to the farm are the fish. There are five fish tanks full of them now.
And yeah they’re fun to watch and all, but I prefer animals I can snuggle with, so onto my favourite donkey, Zeke.
I have said it before and I will say it again, I just love that donkey. Like Panda Bear the chicken, Zeke appreciates a good selfie.
I’m pretty sure he remembers me because every time I’m there he trots over and nuzzles himself against me. I like it. I would also like to bring him home with me.
I also caught up with Kashtin the horse.
Although this time he did not try to eat me like he did at Christmas last year…
And I was a little disappointed.
The most attractive rooster I have probably ever seen also lives on the farm.
Look at those beautiful feathers.
If I was a chicken I would totally go for him. Except he is sexy and he knows it, which is a turnoff. And he’s kind of grumpy.
I feel bad talking about turkeys when I am about to tell you about the delicious turkey we had for dinner, but these turkeys are not for eating. They are for strutting.
Especially the biggest one, his name is King (and the little white one’s name is BB, cute). Just to give you an idea of his size…
He is large and in charge, and when he walks he kind of looks like he is floating. He is like the Lord of the turkeys. And he knows it.
You do not mess with him. I am not sure if you know this but turkeys sound absolutely hilarious. I know they are known for the “gobble gobble” but honestly I am not sure how someone originally translated the sound they make to that. I guess it is the only way to describe it though. Well, it’s more of a “gobblelelelelelelele” It sure is unique. King also made kind of a scoffing/snorting noise. I think just to assert himself as the alpha male, but of course I am no expert. I got a video of it though (just click on it to play):
He pretended he didn’t like me, but he was definitely following me around so I think he was just playing hard to get. Eventually he got in a selfie with me. He couldn’t resist.
I’m telling you, turkeys are hilarious. Their head looks like a brain.
And, I hate to say this, but then we ate turkey.
I am really sorry King and friends! But you are so delicious! (again, those particular turkeys are pets and not for eating)
Loulou also made pumpkin pie, which
…was all sorts of delicious.
We also watched the Jays game on Saturday night and took a couple of long nature walks.
We are trying to get back onto the whole being active wagon since we sort of fell off at some point over the summer. It happens (like, every time).