I want to raise chickens for several reasons. Meat and eggs are big reasons, but mostly because I love all kinds of flora and fauna. Here are a bunch of photos I took with my little Nikon Coolpix 4300.
This is our cat Slinky. Only the Vet calls her that. We call her Kitty. I know it's pathetic for a name, but she likes it. She watches the Juncos feeding on the deck deck each dawn, then goes back to (under the) bed.
This is my little red buddy at the cabin. In 2008 he had all his body parts. In '09 his right ear had disappeared. He's still around ... last saw him September,'10.
These Virginia Whitetails often come to our neighbor's apple trees to see if any more of the pathetic little balls of sourness have dropped off. My friend The Chef sat for me, for a portrait. I was honored ... but it's a story for another time.