Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finally a real barn

Because no barn is a barn without a barn cat!

This is Rufus. We got him from our new friends at the dairy barn down the block, they think he was dumped around their farm about a month ago and just recently decided to come in from the cold. They knew we were looking for a barn cat and since they've already got lots, hubs got the call yesterday.

We think he's under a year old as he's still quite small, he's awfully friendly and sweet though. I think we're going to get along just fine! Especially if he rids my tack room of mice!

He's in the dog crate until he settles in a little bit, then we'll keep him locked up in the tack room for 2 weeks so that he knows where his home is. If we let him out right now he'd probably run straight back to the dairy farm!

We also want to keep him away from the chickens until he learns to be scared of them. That's the other reason he's in the dog crate, I've locked the goats up and left the feedroom door open, then left out some feed for the turkeys so they can be the first birds Rufus meets here.

We're really happy to finally have a barn cat but not if he goes and eats all my chickens!

And that's pretty much it for farm animals too. Until some are born, we're pretty full up and not really looking for anything else to add. Except maybe a peacock & hen, oh and I still want a llama, and we were talking about a mini donkey... 

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